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Charley Louis Trippi

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Charley Trippi
Charley Trippi Charles Louis Trippi (born December 14, 1921) is a former professional American football player for the Chicago Cardinals. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968.
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Charley Trippi 8x10, Chicago Cardinals 1947-55, HOF 1968, Georgia
Charley Trippi 8x10, Chicago Cardinals 1947-55, HOF 1968, Georgia
Charley Trippi, former haflback and quarterback for the Chicago Cardinals, signed this 1990 Goal Line Art Card with a blue Sharpie. Charley, who was drafted in the 1st round of the 1945 draft by the Chicago Cardinals, played his college football at Georgia. He spent his entire nine-year career in the NFL with the Chicago Cardinals 1947-55.
In 1946, Charley Trippi, a two-time All-America from the University of Georgia, was a key figure in the inter-league battling between the new AII-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League.
The AAFC's New York Yankees were so sure they had signed him to a contract that they called a press conference in New York to announce the happy news. But while the New York newsmen gathered, Chicago Cardinals owner Charles W. Bidwill Sr. announced in Chicago he had signed Trippi to a four-year contract worth $100,000. For those days, the size of the contract was stunning news and a big breakthrough in the inter-league war.
Trippi's acquisition completed Bidwills quest for a "Dream Backfield.
Never was Trippi more magnificent than in the 1947 NFL Championship Game when the Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 28-21. Playing on an icy field in Chicago, Charley wore basketball shoes for better traction and totaled 206 yards, including 102 yards on two punt returns. He scored touchdowns on a 44-yard run and a 75-yard punt return.
Trippi could and would do anything on a football field. He played as a left halfback for four seasons before switching to quarterback for two years. Charley then moved back to offensive halfback for one campaign before changing almost exclusively to the defensive unit in 1954 and 1955. He also was the Cardinals' punter and he excelled on the punt and kickoff return teams.
Due to relaxed regulations during the war years, Charley played in five College All-Star classics, two while at Georgia, two while in the service and a fifth as a Cardinal in 1948.
Charley signed this 8x10 in December 2000.
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The team's coach, Jimmy Conzelman, is now a member of the Hall of Fame as is Charley Trippi, a key member of the famed "Dream Backfield" that Bidwill fashioned.
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