Thursday, October 8, 2015

On This Day in NFL History, October 8, 1933

(Hat tip NFL Alumni and TJ Troup   This Day in Football-A Day-By-Day Record of the Events That Shaped the Game)

by John Turney

Cliff Battles is first NFL player to gain 200 yards rushing. He did so on October 8, 1933. In that game against the New York Giants as he rushed 16 times for 215 yards, and scored one touchdown.

This shot if from the game Battles gained his yardage, but it is unknown if the ball-carrier is Battles.

1933 Boston Redskins versus New York Giants, Fenway Park. Colorization by John Turney

This shot is from 1937.
Cliff Battles #20, Sammy Baugh #33. Colorization by John Turney

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