Herb Joesting

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Herb Joesting
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Date of birth: (1905-04-17)April 17, 1905
Place of birth: Little Falls, Minnesota
Date of death: October 2, 1963(1963-10-02) (aged 58)
Place of death: St. Paul, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s): Halfback, fullback
College: Minnesota
As coach:
1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets
As player:
Minneapolis Red Jackets
Frankford Yellow Jackets
Chicago Bears
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com
Coaching stats at Pro Football Reference

Herbert W. Joesting (April 17, 1905 – October 2, 1963) was a professional American football player and coach in the early National Football League. Nicknamed "The Owatonna Thunderbolt", he played at the University of Minnesota, where he was an All-American in 1926 and 1927.

In 1929, Joesting joined the Minneapolis Red Jackets as player-coach, leading the team to a 1–9 record. In 1930, he was traded to the Frankford Yellow Jackets. He played for Frankford and the Chicago Bears in 1931 and finished his career with the Bears in 1932, when they won the NFL championship.

In 1954, Joesting was named to the College Football Hall of Fame.


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