Ernie Case

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Ernie Case
Born: (1920-11-23)November 23, 1920
Post, TX, United States
Died: December 13, 1995(1995-12-13) (aged 75)
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College UCLA
NFL draft 1947 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
(By the Green Bay Packers)
Career history
As player
1947 Baltimore Colts

Ernie Case was a back in the All-America Football Conference who played 14 games for the Baltimore Colts. In 1947, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League used the 6th pick in the 1st round of the 1947 NFL Draft to select Case out of the University of California, Los Angeles.[1] But Case was signed with the Baltimore Colts but only played for one season and then retired.[2] Case served as a pilot in World War II, surviving a mid-air collision over Sardinia and later escaping his captors.[3]

On November 4, 2011, Case was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.