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Encyclopedia > Pete Retzlaff
Pete Retzlaff
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Date of birth August 21, 1931
Place of birth Ellendale, North Dakota
Date of death
Position(s) RB,WR,TE
College South Dakota State
NFL Draft 1953 / Round 22
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Pro Bowls 5
Awards 1965 Bert Bell Award
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Retired #s Philadelphia Eagles #44
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Statistics Pro Football Reference
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Team(s)
1956-1966 Philadelphia Eagles
Pro Football Hall of Fame, [[{{{HOF}}} in sports|{{{HOF}}}]]

Palmer Edward "Pete" Retzlaff (b. August 21, 1931) is a former professional American football player and general manager. August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Ellendale is a city located in Dickey County, North Dakota. ... 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. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... South Dakota State University is the largest university in South Dakota, located in Brookings. ... 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 American Football League (AFL, 1960 - 1969) stocked its teams in two ways: 1) Signing free agents (players whose contracts in other professional football leagues had expired, or who had no professional experience). ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... Honours may refer to: Honours, used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service in the British honours system Honours degree, in association with Bachelors degree See also Honour or honor, comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group This is... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Retzlaff, nicknamed "Pistol Pete" and "The Baron", played football at Ellendale High School in Ellendale, North Dakota and college ball at South Dakota State College. Ellendale is a city located in Dickey County, North Dakota. ... South Dakota State University is the largest university in South Dakota, located in Brookings. ...


He was drafted in 1953 by the Detroit Lions of the National Football League but did not make the team. After two years in the army, he was sold to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played at running back, wide receiver, and tight end for eleven seasons. In 1958 he led the NFL with 56 pass receptions. He went to the Pro Bowl in 1958, 1960, 1963, 1964, and 1965, and won the Bert Bell Award for player of the year in 1965. He also served as president of the NFL Players Association. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ...


From 1969 to 1972, he served as the Eagles' vice president and general manager.


Retzlaff's number 44 jersey has been retired by the Eagles.


References

  • Philadelphia Eagles history page on Retzlaff

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SDSU: Retzlaff, Pete (478 words)
Retzlaff performed on the SDSU football and track teams for two years, setting 16 SDSU records during the 1951-52 and 1952-53 seasons.
Retzlaff, whose hometown was Ellendale, N.D., enrolled at South Dakota State College in 1950.
He was NAIA national champion in both the shot put and discus twice, setting national marks at 50 feet, 8 inches in the shot and 164 feet, 11 inches in the discus in 1953.
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