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Bill George

Bill George was the first All-American football player at Wake Forest, the first middle linebacker in the NFL, and a 1974 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played professionally as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

He was born on October 27, 1929, in Waynesburg, PA and is of Lebanese Descent.

George played in the NFL for 15 seasons, the first 14 with the Bears and his final season in 1966 with the Los Angeles Rams.

Additionally, he was chosen to play in eight Pro Bowls. These took place from 1955 to 1962. Along with his eighteen career interceptions, George also recovered nineteen fumbles, and in 1954 scored 25 points on thirteen PATs and four field goals.


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