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Encyclopedia > Bob Waterfield

Bob Waterfield began his NFL career with the Rams with their 5th pick in 1944 in the NFL Draft. He started immediately and was taken in quickly by fans, becoming the first ever rookie to win the league’s Most Valuable Player and unanimous All-NFL choice. Waterfield ended the season with the NFL Championship game in 1945 where he threw a 37 and 44 yard touchdown pass to beat the Washington Redskins 15-14. The NFL draft is an annual event in which National Football League franchises take turns selecting amateur football players. ... Conference NFC Division East Founded 1932 Home Field FedEx Field City Landover, Maryland Colors Burgundy and gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 527-477-27 The Washington Redskins are a National Football League team whose team headquarters is based in...

In 1946, the Rams moved to Los Angeles where Waterfield split quarterback jobs with Norm Van Brocklin. The team was led to three straight title games, 1949-1951. The Rams won it all in 1951 with a 24-17 win over the Cleveland Browns in the title game. Norman Mack (Norm) Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 - May 2, 1983) was an American football player and coach. ... Conference AFC Division North Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Colors Seal brown and orange Head Coach Romeo Crennel All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 467-356-13 The Cleveland Browns are a National Football League team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...

In a 1948 regular season game, the Rams were behind the to-be-champion Philadelphia Eagles 28-0. Waterfield managed to rally the team for a tie on four very late touchdown passes. The Philadelphia Eagles are a National Football League team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

In the 1950 divisional playoffs, he was unable to practice due to a severe flu he had endured. However, came off the bench anyway and threw three touchdown passes in a 24-14 win over the Chicago Bears. Conference NFC Division North Founded 1920 Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago Colors Navy blue, orange, and white Head Coach Lovie Smith All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 660-489-42 The Chicago Bears are a National Football League team based in Chicago. ...

In his first four seasons, he intercepted a career total of 20 passes. As a punter, he had a 42.4 yard average. As a place kicker, he had 315 successful PATs and 60 Field Goals.

Overall, Waterfield was known for his deep throw ability. He led the NFL in passing in the 1946 and 1951 season, ending with career totals of 814 completions, 11,849 yards and 97 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 as a Cleveland/LA Ram, and died in March 25, 1983 at the age of 62. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...

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