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Hugh McElhenny

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Hall of popularity running back again who spent the majority of his profession with the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 49ers. He was a 6-period Pro Dish selection and obtained 38 touchdowns during his profession. He performed alongside future precious metal medalist Sim Iness while playing at Compton Junior University. He experienced from Guillain-Barre Symptoms and for some time was paralyzed from your throat down. He wedded Peggy McElhenny in 1954. He belonged to the same fraternity, Chi Psi, as Charles Edward Merrill, founder of Merrill Lynch.

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Full Name Hugh McElhenny
Date Of Birth December 31, 1928
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.85 m
Weight 88 kg
Profession Football Player
Education University of Washington
Nationality American
Nominations Heisman Trophy
Star Sign Capricorn

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1 Member of the San Francisco 49ers' so-called "Million Dollar Backfield" along with John Henry Johnson and Y.A. Tittle.
2 Ranks 86th on NFL All-Time All-Purpose Yards List (11,369).
3 Led the NFL in Rushing Average (7.0) and All-Purpose Yards (1,731) in 1952.
4 Halfback on the University of Washington's football team, 1949-1951.
5 Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.
6 Ranks 47th on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.698).
7 Ranks 97th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (5,281).
8 Halfback for the San Francisco 49ers (1952-1960), Minnesota Vikings (1961-1962), New York Giants (1963) and Detroit Lions (1964).


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Game of Their Lives: Pro Football's Wonder Years 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (49ers Halfback, 1952-1960)
Super Bowl XIX 1985 TV Special Himself - Ceremonial Coin Tosser
The NFL on CBS 1960-1964 TV Series Himself - San Francisco 49ers Halfback / Himself - Detroit Lions Halfback
1963 NFL Championship Game 1963 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Halfback

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