One of the Greatest From the past
Born: Elroy Leon Hirsch - June 17, 1923 - Wausau, Wisconsin ... Died: January 28, 2004
Here's a bit of history that some may not know ... I've seen him play but I was very young when he played so most all of my memories of him were 1957 and older and in the years after he retired ... I have seen him in person which at the time was great he was huge to me and one of my hero's , Of course he was all over the papers back then ... My uncle knew him as he knew most of the Rams back in Cleveland and he moved back a year after the Rams came to L.A. Like I told "GC" in a PM My memories of the old days are limited but with my uncle being so involved with the Rams it was fun to be around to here the stories ... Here's are some high lites of his career hope you like it ... I have some pic That I would have liked to have put in this thread but they are to big to down load space wise again hope you enjoy !
Drafted: Elroy Hirsch was drafted fifth overall by the Los Angeles Rams in 1945. Years Played: 1946-1957 Position Played: Halfback End Played For: 1946-1948 Chicago Rockets (AAFC), 1949-1957 Los Angeles Rams College: Wisconsin, Michigan
Inducted into the Hall of Fame: 1968 Enshrinement Class: Cliff Battles, Art Donovan, Wayner Millner, Marion Motley, Charley Trippi, and Alex Wojciechowicz D1A FootballCollege football news & information Features, stats, facts, & mored1afootball.com Uniform Number: Hirsch wore No. 40 in college and No. 80 in the pros.
Best Season: His best season came in 1951 when he set an NFL record with 1,495 yards and 17 touchdowns on 66 receptions, helping the Rams to an NFL Championship ...
• Won All-America Honors (1942, 1943)
• Lettered in four sports in one year at Michigan (1943-44)
• Led College All-Stars upset of Rams (1946)
NFL Career Totals:
Hirsch caught a total of 387 passes for 7,029 yards, an 18.2 average, and 60 touchdowns. He also rushed for 3 touchdowns, scored 1 on a punt return, and 1 on an interception return. As a defensive player, he recorded five interceptions. NFL Highlights:
• Helped revolutionize football as one of the first big-play receivers.
• Won an NFL Championship with the Rams (1951)
• Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1968)
• Named to the NFL's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1969) Notables:
After retiring from football, Hirsch had a brief career in the movies. In 1953, he played himself in "Crazylegs, All American." He also went on to star in the movies "Unchained" in 1955 and "Zero Hour" in 1957. Hirsch also served as athletic director at the University of Wisconsin form 1969 to 1987