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Encyclopedia > George McAfee

George Anderson McAfee (b. March 13, 1918, in Corbin, Kentucky) went to college at Duke University. He is a former American Football running back who played for the Chicago Bears (1940-1941, 1945-1950). During his time playing football, he scored 234 points, gained 5,313 combined net yards, intercepted 25 passes in eight seasons, held the record for punt return average at 12.78 yards, and was the NFL punt return champion. Among some of his feats, he returned a punt for 75 yards to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers and ran back a kickoff for 93 yards and threw a touchdown pass to help the Bears win over their rival, the Green Bay Packers. He served in the Navy during World War II. March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Corbin is a city located in Kentucky. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded only in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Year Founded 1919 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Titles League Championships (9) NFL Champions: 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 Super Bowl: 1985 (XX) Conference Championships (3) NFL Western: 1956... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American Football team which was a member of the NFL from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ...


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HickokSports.com - Biography - George McAfee (309 words)
There were doubts about whether the slender, 6-foot, 177-pounder could make it with the Chicago Bears when he joined the team in 1940, but McAfee erased those doubts by returning a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in his first exhibition game and running back a kickoff 93 yards in his first regular season game.
McAfee was particularly dangerous as a punt returner.
During 8 seasons with the Bears, McAfee gained 1,685 yards on 341 attempts, a 4.9 average, scoring 22 touchdowns; caught 85 passes for 1,357 yards, a 16.0 average, and 10 touchdowns; and returned 112 punts for 1,431 yards and 2 touchdowns.
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