Milt Simington

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Milt Simington
No. 55
Position: Guard/ Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1918-08-26)August 26, 1918
Place of birth: Wright City, Oklahoma
Date of death: January 17, 1943(1943-01-17) (aged 24)
Place of death: Shreveport, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Dierks High School, Dierks, Arkansas
College: Arkansas
NFL draft: 1941 / Round: 9 / Pick: 74
Career history
  • Cleveland Rams (1941)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (1942)
Career highlights and awards
  • 1× NFL All-Star team (1942)
Career NFL statistics as of 1942
Games: 18
Games Started: 11
Field Goals Attempt: 1
Field Goals Made: 1
Extra Points Attempt: 3
Extra Points Made: 2
Stats at
Stats at

Milton Richard "Milt" Simington (August 26, 1918  – January 17, 1943) was an American football guard who played two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers.[1] He was selected to the NFL All-Star team in 1942.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Simington played college football at the University of Arkansas before being selected by the Cleveland Rams in the 1941 NFL Draft. In August 1942, he was traded along with Johnny Binotto by the Rams to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for George Platukis.[3]

Simington was selected for the NFL All-Star team based on his performance during the 1942 NFL season, but he suffered a mild heart attack during practices for the game which ended his playing career.[3][4] He suffered a second heart attack a few weeks later which proved fatal; he died in Shreveport, Louisiana on January 17, 1943 at the age of 24.[3] At the time of his death he had been planning to enter officer training school.[3]


  1. ^ "Milt Simington NFL Profile". NFL. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Milt Simington Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Heart Attack Fatal to Simington". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 18, 1943. pp. 15–16. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pro All-Stars Confident They Can Beat Redskins". Milwaukee Journal. AP. December 26, 1942. p. 10. Retrieved February 15, 2012.