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Encyclopedia > Charlie Conerly
Charlie Conerly
Date of birth September 19, 1921
Place of birth Flag of United States Clarksdale, Mississippi
Date of death February 13, 1996 (age 74)
Place of death Memphis, TN
Position(s) Quarterback
College Mississippi
NFL Draft 1945 / Round 13/ Pick 127
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 2
Awards 1959 AP NFL MVP
Retired #s New York Giants #42
Stats
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1948-1961 New York Giants
College Hall of Fame

Charles Albert Conerly, Jr. (September 19, 1921 - February 13, 1996) was a former professional American football quarterback for the New York Giants from 1948 through 1961. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1950 and 1956 and was NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1959. September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1945 NFL Draft was held on April 8, 1945. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Conerly played football collegiately as the University of Mississippi and was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 11th round of the 1945 NFL Draft. He led the Giants to three NFL Championship games in four seasons (1956,1958-59), including a 47-7 victory over the Chicago Bears in the 1956 NFL Championship. He also portayed the "Marlboro Man" in commercials while playing for the Giants. The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... The 1945 NFL Draft was held on April 8, 1945. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National...


Conerly and his wife Perian (author of the book, Backseat Quarterback) retired to his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he spent his final days. Conerly owned shoe stores throughout the Mississippi Delta. Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. ... The shared flood plain of the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers The Mississippi Delta is the distinct northwest section of the state of Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. ...


Conerly, nicknamed "Roach", is the namesake of the football award given annually to the top college player in the State of Mississippi.

Preceded by
Gino Marchetti
NFL Most Valuable Player
1959 season
Succeeded by
Norm Van Brocklin
Joe Schmidt
NFL MVP Award from the Associated Press.
1957: J. Brown | 1958: Marchetti | 1959: Conerly | 1960: Van Brocklin & Schmidt| 1961: Hornung | 1962: J. Taylor | 1963: Tittle | 1964: Unitas | 1965: J. Brown | 1966: Starr | 1967: Unitas | 1968: Morrall | 1969: Gabriel | 1970: Brodie | 1971: Page | 1972: L. Brown | 1973: Simpson | 1974: Stabler | 1975: Tarkenton | 1976: Jones | 1977: Payton | 1978: Bradshaw | 1979: Campbell | 1980: Sipe | 1981: Anderson | 1982: Moseley | 1983: Theismann| 1984: Marino | 1985: Allen | 1986: L. Taylor | 1987: Elway | 1988: Esiason | 1989: Montana | 1990: Montana | 1991: Thomas | 1992: Young | 1993: Smith | 1994: Young | 1995: Favre | 1996: Favre | 1997: Favre & Sanders| 1998: Davis | 1999: Warner | 2000: Faulk | 2001: Warner | 2002: Gannon | 2003: Manning & McNair| 2004: Manning | 2005: Alexander | 2006: Tomlinson

 
 

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