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Chuck Bednarik
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Chuck Bednarik
Date of birth: (1925-05-01)May 1, 1925
Place of birth: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Date of death: March 21, 2015(2015-03-21) (aged 89)
Place of death: Richland, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker/Center
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 233 lb (106 kg)
College: Pennsylvania
High school: Bethlehem (PA) Liberty
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted by: Philadelphia Eagles
Organizations
As player:
1949–1962 Philadelphia Eagles
Career highlights and awards
  • Maxwell Award (1948)
  • Pro Bowl selection (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960)
  • 10× All-Pro selection (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961)
  • 2× NFL champion
    (1949, 1960)
  • Pro Bowl MVP (1953)
  • NFL 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
  • Eagles Hall of Fame inductee (1987)
  • Philadelphia Eagles #60 Retired
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Charles Philip "Chuck" Bednarik (May 1, 1925 – March 21, 2015), or Concrete Charlie, was a professional American football player. He was known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last two-way player in the National Football League.

Bednarik played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949 through 1962 and, upon retirement, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 (his first year of eligibility).

Bednarik died in Richland, Pennsylvania from complications from Alzheimer's disease, aged 89.


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