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Encyclopedia > Lou Rymkus

Lou Rymkus (November 6, 1919 - October 31, 1998) was a football player and coach who was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and also served as the first head coach of the Houston Oilers for two years beginning in 1960. November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Rymkus was born in Royalton, Illinois, the son of a coal miner who also owned a small grocery store in the town. After his father was shot and killed outside the grocery store a few years later, Rymkus and his family moved to Chicago. With family finances tight, he took a number of odd jobs, including working as a laborer, delivering newspapers and groceries. One of the homes on Rymkus' grocery route was the residence of future Chicago mayor, Richard J. Daley. Royalton is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Richard J. Daley was Chicagos longest-serving mayor and held office from 1955 to his death in 1976 Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was the longest-serving mayor of Chicago. ...


In high school, Rymkus attended Tilden Tech (now known as Tilden High School) and began to display his football talent as a powerful lineman. His success led to a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where he played under Frank Leahy from 1940-1942. During his junior year, he earned All-America honors, and after his final season in which he won team Most Valuable Player accolades, was drafted by the National Football League's Washington Redskins. He played one season in the nation's capital before entering the war effort for the next two years. The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Frank William Leahy was an American collegiate football coach, born in 1908. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ...


When World War II ended, Rymkus decided to cast his lot with the new Cleveland Browns of the fledgling All America Football Conference. Under head coach Paul Brown, Cleveland won all four AAFC championships, then captured the 1950 NFL title, with Rymkus' sound fundamental skills helping lead the way up front. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the rival National Football League from 1946 to 1949. ... Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) A seminal figure in American football history, Brown is considered the father of the modern offense, with many also adding that he ranks as the greatest football coach in history. ...


After the Browns dropped the 1951 title game to the Los Angeles Rams, Rymkus retired and accepted an assistant coaching position with the University of Indiana. In 1953, he headed north to work under former Rams head coach Bob Snyder with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. One year later, he returned to the NFL as an assistant with the Green Bay Packers, spending four seasons in Wisconsin as offensive line coach. While there, he worked with future Hall of Famers Forrest Gregg and Jim Ringo. City St. ... The Indiana University system, technically founded in 1820, is an eight-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Bob Snyder (February 6, 1913 - January 4, 2001) was a football player and coach who spent more than three decades in the sport, including his most prominent position as head coach of the National Football Leagues Los Angeles Rams. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Alvis Forrest Gregg (born October 18, 1933, in Birthright, Texas) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle and coach who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


On January 9, 1958, Rymkus accepted an assistant coaching position with the Rams, the move coming just days after fellow Packer assistant Ray McLean was given the Packers' head coaching position. Rymkus worked under Sid Gillman for two seasons, and was now being looked at as a potential head coach. The new American Football League's Los Angeles Chargers considered him, with Rymkus' former coach, Leahy, serving as the team's general manager. However, the Chargers selected Gillman instead, and Rymkus soon accepted the head coaching position of the Oilers. January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sid Gillman (October 26, 1911 - January 3, 2003) was an American football coach and innovator. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ...


His rapport with players was such that after Houston dismantled the Denver Broncos in the team's first exhibition game on August 20, Rymkus was awarded the game ball. That chemistry would continue throughout the season, with Houston winning the first AFL championship on January 1, 1961 by defeating Gillman's Chargers. Rymkus was named AFL Coach of the Year, and to celebrate, ordered thousands of drinking glasses with his likeness on them and gave them to friends and acquaintances. City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames None Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song None Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


The celebratory mood continued into the next preseason, with team owner Bud Adams sending the team for two weeks of training camp in Hawaii. Upset by the distractions caused by the decision, Rymkus' criticisms became louder when the team got off to a slow start, which resulted in his dismissal on October 14. The Oilers soon regrouped under new head coach Wally Lemm to win their second consecutive title. K. S. Bud Adams, Jr. ... Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Largest city Honolulu Honolulu Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 10,941 sq mi  28,337 km² n/a miles  n/a km 1,522 miles  2,450 km 41. ...


Rymkus found himself out of football for the first time in a quarter century, and accepted a regional public relations position with the Los Angeles-based Global Marine Exploration company on November 1. He did stay connected to the sport by serving as a Southwest Conference scout for the Chicago Bears. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak...


On December 26, 1964, he returned to coaching and the Oilers when former Redskin teammate Hugh Taylor hired him as the team's offensive line coach. That tenure would only last one season, but Rymkus' popularity in Houston remained strong when over 250 people attended a testimonial for him on January 16, 1966. Three weeks later, he accepted a similar position with the Detroit Lions. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Hugh Taylor was an Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


When Harry Gilmer was fired as Lions' head coach after the 1966 NFL season, Rymkus was once again out of work, but resurfaced as head coach and general manager of the Akron Vulcans of the Continental Football League. That position would only last one year, with Rymkus then taking a steep pay cut to serve as head coach of Many High School in Many, Louisiana. The job, in rural west-central Louisiana, paid him only $9,200 a year to coach football, teach three history classes and run the school's summer recreation program. Rymkus was drawn by the tough conditions the players endured, with many of his athletes missing practice to work on family farms. Predictably, the team failed to win a game that season, but Rymkus stayed connected to the professional level as a scout with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 1966 NFL season was the 47th regular season of the National Football League. ... The Continental Football League was an American football league played in North America from 1965 through 1969. ... Many is a town located in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ...


In 1969, he was out of coaching, serving as a sales representative for a Chicago trucking company, but returned to the NFL in 1970 as an assistant coach for the Baltimore Colts under Don McCafferty. However, after just three regular season games, he was replaced by George Young and transferred to the team's scouting department. Rymkus did receive a Super Bowl ring that year when the Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames None Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song None Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... Don McCafferty (March 12, 1921 - July 28, 1974), was a football coach who, in his first year as head coach of the Baltimore Colts, led the team to a victory in Super Bowl V. McCafferty played college football at Ohio State University under Paul Brown, where he was a key... George Young could be Sir George Young, 6th Baronet, the Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom George Young of The Easybeats, and of songwriting, record producing duo Vanda and Young (with Harry Vanda). ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] Local radio Flagship stations: THE TICKET (1310 AM) Announcers: Charlie Waters, Kristi Scales, and Brad... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National Anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Game referee Halftime show Florida A&M Band Attendance 79,204 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt Gowdy and Kyle...


Rymkus later went on to a number of jobs outside of football, including selling cars in Houston, where he spent his remaining years. He died of a massive stroke in a local hospice. Houston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Palliative care is any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of the symptoms of a disease or slows its progress rather than providing a cure. ...

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