Chamberlin, Guy

Chamberlin, Guy

(Berlin Guy "Champ" Chamberlin), 1894–1967, American football coach and player, b. Blue Springs, Neb., grad. Univ. of Nebraska, 1916. Chamberlin was one of the greatest ends of his time, dominating in both offense and defense. He was a two-time All-America at Nebraska, then served in the army (1917–19). He joined (1919) the Canton Bulldogs at Jim ThorpeThorpe, Jim
(James Francis Thorpe), 1888–1953, American athlete, b. near Prague, Okla. Thorpe was probably the greatest all-round male athlete the United States has ever produced. His mother, a Sac, named him Bright Path.
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's urging, then was recruited (1920) by George HalasHalas, George Stanley, Sr.,
1895–1983, American football coach, b. Chicago, grad. Univ. of Illinois, 1918. He served in the navy in World War I, played baseball (1919) with the New York Yankees, then founded (1920) the Decatur, Ill.
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 for the Decatur (later Chicago) Staleys. He returned to Canton as a player-coach, leading the Bulldogs to three NFL championships (1922, 1923, 1924), the last after their move to Cleveland. Chamberlin then joined to the Frankford Yellowjackets, and won the NFL championship in 1926. In 1927 he moved to the Chicago Cardinals, where he stopped playing after that season and ended his career as a coach in 1928.
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