The NFL’s 60-Minute Men

All-Time Greats of the Two-Way Player Era, 1920–1945


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About the Book

In 2019 the NFL celebrated its 100th season. During that historic year the league selected an All-Time Team of 100 former star players. Among them were seven from before football’s free substitution rule (1920–1945), two-way players who were skilled at both offense and defense. They were: Sammy Baugh (Quarterback), Dutch Clark (Running Back), Dan Fortmann (Guard), Mel Hein (Center), Cal Hubbard (Tackle), Don Hutson (Wide Receiver) and Bill Hewitt (Defensive End).
There were more than just seven great players from those years, when men in leather helmets played multiple positions on dirt fields for modest salaries. This book ranks the NFL’s top two-way players, with detailed biographies and analysis by their contemporaries.

About the Author(s)

Chris Willis has been the head archivist at NFL Films since 1996. He is the author of multiple books on professional football and was awarded the Professional Football Researchers Association’s Ralph Award for lifetime achievement in pro football research and historiography in 2012. In 2016 he won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s Hard Knocks. He lives in Audubon, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Chris Willis
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 55 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9132-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5064-7
Imprint: McFarland