Stan Heath (American football)

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Stan Heath
Date of birth: (1927-03-05)March 5, 1927
Place of birth: Toledo, Ohio
Date of death: September 26, 2010(2010-09-26) (aged 83)
Place of death: Jesup, Georgia
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Nevada
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Organizations
As player:
1949
1950
1951–1955
Green Bay Packers (NFL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Stanley Robert Heath (March 5, 1927 – September 26, 2010) was a quarterback in the National Football League who played 12 games for the Green Bay Packers. In 1949, the Green Bay Packers used the 5th pick in the 1st round of the 1949 NFL Draft to sign Heath out of the University of Nevada, Reno where he was the nations top passer. Heath was the first NCAA quarterback to throw for over 2,000 yards in a season and this mark would not be surpassed for fifteen years. He finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1948. Heath only played one season with the Packers before moving to the Canadian Football League.

Heath is the son of former major league baseball player Mickey Heath and the uncle of attorney and television commentator Robert W. Bigelow. Heath died at his home in Jesup, Georgia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stan Heath dies at 83". ESPN. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 

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