Gene Roberts (American football)

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Gene Roberts
No. 35
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1923-01-20)January 20, 1923
Died: July 6, 2009(2009-07-06) (aged 86)
Independence, Missouri
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Kansas City (MO) East
College: Chattanooga
NFL Draft: 1946 / Round: 8 / Pick: 65
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Eugene O. "Choo-Choo" Roberts (January 20, 1923 – July 6, 2009) was an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) from 1947 to 1950. He set the NFL and the New York Giants single game rushing record with 218 yards on November 12, 1950 against the Chicago Cardinals.[1] The NFL record was broken by Thomas Wilson of the Los Angeles Rams on December 16, 1956. The Giants single game rushing record stood for over 55 years, until it was broken by Tiki Barber on December 17, 2005.

Roberts left the Giants in 1950 and played in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes in 1951 and the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1952 to 1954. In 1953, he led the CFL in scoring with 88 points, making him to date the only player to lead both the NFL and CFL in scoring during his career.

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  1. ^ "Roberts, Conerly Lead Giant Win". The Pantagraph. November 13, 1950. p. 9. Retrieved August 24, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read

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Preceded by
Cliff Battles
NFL single-game rushing record
November 12, 1950 – December 16, 1956
Succeeded by
Tommy Wilson