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17. Turk Edwards

After becoming one of the first players in Washington State history to be named an All-American, Turk Edward signed with the Boston Braves and joined them in their inaugural season in the National Football League.

 

Edwards was with the team as they changed their name to the Redskins and relocated to Washington, playing all nine of his pro years with the team.  A punishing two-way Tackle, Edwards was a three-time First Team All-Pro and a stud player who led the Redskins to their first league championship in 1937.

Following his retirement as a player in 1940, Edwards became an Assistant Coach for Washington winning a second NFL Championship in 1942.  Edwards later became their Head Coach in 1946 and held that role for three years.  He was named to the 1930s All-Decade Team, and he received the Pro Football Hall of Fame call in 1969.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Tackle
  • Acquired: Signed before 1932 Season.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1940 Season.

  • Games Played: 86
  • Notable Statistics:

    77 Games Started
    1 Kick Return
    18 Kick Return Yards
    0 Extra Points Made
    1 Extra Point Attempt

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NFL Champion (1937)
    First Team All-Pro (1934, 1936 & 1937)
    Second Team All-Pro (1933)
    Pro Bowl (1939)

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