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Chuck Bednarik
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No. 60
Linebacker, center
Personal information
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
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
College: Pennsylvania
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 169
Interceptions 20
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
Chuck Bednarik
Allegiance United States United States
Service/branch U.S. Army Air Forces seal U.S. Army Air Forces
Years of service 1942–1946
Rank Staff Sergeant
Unit Eighth Air Force
Battles/wars World War II

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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