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 Bobby Layne

Bobby Layne

Birth
Santa Anna, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Dec 1986 (aged 59)
Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
Burial Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 15 Lot E 1/2 8
Memorial ID 9679 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. Born in Santa Anna, Texas, he was a quarterback known as one of the NFL's first great passers and one of the last men to play without a face-mask. For fifteen seasons, he played with the Chicago Bears (1948), New York Bulldogs (1949), Detroit Lions (1950-58) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-62). With the Detroit Lions, he won three divisional crowns (1952-54), won two NFL titles (1952-53) and was selected to the Pro-Bowl five times (1951-53, 1956, 1959). He ended his career with a record of 1814 completions for 26768 yards, 196 touch downs, 2451 yards rushing and 372 points scored. In 1967, he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. He died of cancer at age 59 in Lubbock, Texas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9679
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Layne (19 Dec 1926–1 Dec 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9679, citing City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .