Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sammy Baugh -- gone

One of the all-time football legends has passed.

Sammy Baugh was 94.

Makes me think of the closing scene in the movie "Tender Mercies."

The Robert Duvall character is out in a field, tossing a football with his stepson, and he says "Sammy Baugh" as he tosses the ball.

He was the last surviving member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's inaugural class.
After starring at TCU, "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh played with the Redskins from 1937 to 1952.
While he was noted for his passing, Baugh was one of the best all-around players of his day. One season he led the league in passing, defensive interceptions and punting. In one game, he threw four touchdown passes and intercepted four passes. -- Associated Press

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And in his spare time impersonated a young LBJ!