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Guy Chamberlin

Guy Chamberlin

Born: Jan. 16, 1894 in Blue Springs, pop. 331

Died: April 4, 1967 (age 73)

High School: Blue Springs

College/years: Nebraska Wesleyan 1911-12, Nebraska

Games played in the NFL: 92

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Guy Chamberlin

Guy Chamberlin

Fun facts:

  • Started 68 games at end over eight seasons in the NFL.
  • Played for the Decatur/Chicago Stayles (1920-21). He then became player/coach for the Canton Bulldogs (1922-23), Cleveland Bulldogs (1924), Frankford Yellow Jackets (1925-26), and Chicago Cardinals (1927-28).
  • Was a First Team All-Pro selection in 1920.
  • Recorded three rushing touchdowns and eight receiving TDs. Also ran back three interceptions for a TD and one fumble.
  • Also played for independent league teams Millville Big Blue (1925) and Haven-Villa of Winter Haven (1926).
  • Won NFL championships as a player/coach in 1921-24 and 1926.
  • Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1962, Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965, Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
  • A member of the 18-member Pro Football HOF All-1920s team alongside such greats as Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and Curly Lambeau.
  • George Halas was quoted as saying Chamberlin was the greatest two-way end in the history of the game.
  • All-American at Nebraska in 1915.
  • An All-State football player in high school from 1908-10.
  • Returned to Blue Springs in 1932 where he was a farmer, state livestock inspector and businessman. He was also a public speaker and radio broadcaster.
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