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 Alphonse “Tuffy” Leemans

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Alphonse “Tuffy” Leemans

  • Birth 12 Nov 1912 Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 19 Jan 1979 Broward Gardens, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 7390065

Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. Born in Superior, Wisconsin, he was a star running back at George Washington University, when he was drafted by the NFL New York Giants in 1936. For eight seasons, he played with New York Giants, was a member of the Giant's NFL Championship (1938) and was an NFL All-Star twice (1938, 1941). He concluded his career with a record of 3142 yards rushing, 2324 yards passing, 442 yards receiving, 16 touchdown passes and 17 touchdowns. In 1978, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the New York Giants retired his number 4 jersey. He died at age 66 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7390065
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alphonse “Tuffy” Leemans (12 Nov 1912–19 Jan 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7390065, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .