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William A Paschal

  • Birth 28 May 1921 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 25 May 2003 Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7501199

Professional Football Player. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was a running back at Georgia Tech when he got a try out and was signed to the National Football League New York Giants. For six seasons, he played for the New York Giants (1943-48) and Boston Yanks in 1948. He became the first player to win consecutive rushing championships in the NFL, gaining 572 yards on 147 carries in his rookie year 1943 and 737 yards on 196 rushes in 1944. He ended his career with a record of 2430 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns. He died at age 81 in Marietta, Georgia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 27 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7501199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William A Paschal (28 May 1921–25 May 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7501199, citing Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .