Chet Bulger

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Chet Bulger
No. 71
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: September 18, 1917
Place of birth: Rumford, Maine
Date of death: February 18, 2009(2009-02-18) (aged 91)
Place of death: Fairfax, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Blue Hill (ME) George Stevens
College: Auburn
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Chester Noyes Bulger (September 18, 1917 – February 18, 2009) was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Chicago Cardinals.[1] Bulger was born in Rumford, Maine, and after graduating from Stephen's High School, he attended Auburn University on a track and field scholarship, where he then walked onto the football team. Bulger played for the Chicago Cardinals from 1942–1949, where he was part of the All-Pro offensive line that helped lead the Cardinals to the NFL Championship in 1947.[2] After retiring from football in 1951, Bulger remained in Chicago and became a teacher, coach, and eventual athletic director at De La Salle Institute. He remained there until 1982 and was subsequently an integral member of the school's development office into the early 1990s.[3] In 2007, De La Salle honored Bulger's contributions to the school by renaming the main athletic field in his honor.[4]

Bulger died of natural causes on February 18, 2009, at his home in Fairfax, Virginia. He was 91.[5]


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