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(Santa Clara)...6'2'', 216...Thomas Jesse Fears. . .Led NFL receivers first three seasons, 1948-1950. . . Top season mark: 84 catches, 1950. . .Had three TD receptions in 1950 division title game. . .Caught 73-yard pass to win 1951 NFL title. . .Caught then-record 18 passes one game, 1950. . .All-NFL, 1949, 1950. . . Career mark: 400 catches for 5,397 yards, 38 TDs. . .Precise pattern-runner, specialized in button-hook route. . . Born December 3, 1922, in Guadalajara, Mexico. . . Died January 4, 2000, at age of 77.
HOFer Jim Thorpe was born OTD in 1888. Player, coach & 1st president of APFA (became @NFL in 1922). Considered 1 of… https://t.co/NactKnmEX2
Posted on 28 May
Happy Birthday to HOF OT Jackie Slater! Spent entire 20 season career w/ LA/St.Louis @RamsNFL. Selected to 7 Pro Bo… https://t.co/s7Gst0TCoY
Posted on 27 May