Hall of Fame Professional Football Coach, Player. He was one of the founders of the Green Bay Packers football team in 1919 and played for them as a halfback from 1919 to 1929, a period during which he pioneered the forward pass in professional football. He led the Packers to six world championships and is only one of five coaches to record more than 500 coaching victories in the National Football League, the other ones were Don Shula, George Halas, Tom Landry, and Chuck Noll. He had a coaching record of 212-106-21 (.656) with the Packers. He also coached the Chicago Cardinals (1950 to 1951) and the Washington Redskins (1952 to 1953).