William Fortune

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William Fortune
William Fortune.jpg
Date of birth (1897-10-14)October 14, 1897
Place of birth Joliet, Illinois
Date of death March 12, 1947(1947-03-12) (aged 49)
Place of death Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Position(s) Guard, tackle
College Michigan
Career history
As player
1917–1919 Michigan
1920 Chicago Cardinals
1924–1925 Hammond Pros

William Peter "Bill" Fortune (October 14, 1897 – March 12, 1947)[1] was an American football player. He played guard and tackle for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1917 to 1919.[2][3] He was a member of the 1918 Michigan Wolverines football team that finished the season undefeated and has been recognized as the national championship team of 1918.[4] He later played professional football for the Chicago Cardinals in 1920 and the Hammond Pros from 1924 to 1925.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bentley Historical Library Necrology File.
  2. ^ "1917 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. 
  3. ^ "1919 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. 
  4. ^ "1918 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. 
  5. ^ "Bill Fortune profile". pro-football-reference.com.