Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Carl Storck's 1939 Greatest Players of All-Time

By Chris Willis, NFL Films
Carl Storck, former NFL Executive, 1921-1941
In 1939 Carl Storck named his 11 greatest NFL players of all-time. Storck was the former manager of the Dayton Triangles- a charter franchise of the American Professional Football Association (the forerunner of the NFL). He served as the NFL's secretary-treasurer from 1921-1939, then after the death of Joe F. Carr became NFL President from 1939-1941. So Storck had seen tons of early NFL players to name a qualified list. No big surprises as he named:
Tackle- Turk Edwards
Tackle- Cal Hubbard
Center- Mel Hein
QB- Sammy Baugh
HB- Jim Thorpe
HB- Red Grange
HB- Dutch Clark
HB - Cliff Battles
FB- Clarke Hinkle
FB- Bronko Nagurski
FB- Ernie Nevers

1 comment:

  1. 11 "greatest, not all-time team, hence no guards.....not a bad list.....Edwards and Hein of course were on the same college team at Washington State