George Connor (American football)

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George Connor
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No. 71
Position: Linebacker / tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1925-01-21)January 21, 1925
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Date of death: March 31, 2003(2003-03-31) (aged 78)
Place of death: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) De La Salle
College: Holy Cross, Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1946 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games: 90
Interceptions: 7
Fumble recoveries: 10
Player stats at NFL.com

George Leo "Moose" Connor (January 21, 1925 – March 31, 2003) was an American football offensive tackle/linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1948 to 1955. He was a number one draft pick by the New York Giants in 1946. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and of the College Football Hall of Fame. He attended both the College of the Holy Cross[1] and the University of Notre Dame.[2] He won the first[3] Outland Trophy in 1946.[4] Grantland Rice once observed Connor was "the closest thing to a Greek God since Apollo."[5]

George Connor was born in Chicago, and was not expected to survive infancy, weighing only three pounds at his premature birth.[6] He served in the United States Navy during World War II.[7]

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