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254. Beattie Feathers

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254. Beattie Feathers

Playing his college ball at the University of Tennessee, Beattie Feathers would have an incredible rookie season with the Chicago Bears where in 1934 he would become the first 1,000 Yard rusher (though there are some football historians who dispute the accuracy) and he would also lead the league in All-Purpose Yards and Yards from Scrimmage and was a First Team All-Pro.  In the six seasons he played after (with Chicago, Brooklyn, and Green Bay), he didn't tally as much as he did as a rookie, but that campaign was so incredible and historical that he deserves a spot here.

While he was viewed by many as being a one-year wonder, he was still considered good enough for him to be chosen for the 1930’s All-Decade Team.  Any All-Decade recipient deserves Hall of Fame consideration.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bristol, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1963
  • Position: Half Back
  • Games Played: 54
  • Notable Statistics: 378 Rushing Attempts
    1,980 Rushing Yards
    16 Rushing Touchdowns
    15 Receptions
    243 Receiving Yards
    1 Receiving Touchdown
    12 Pass Completions
    43 Pass Attempts
    27.9 Pass Completion Percentage
    116 Passing Yards
    4 Touchdown Passes
    6 Interceptions
    31.0 Passer Rating
    1 Extra Point Made

    1 Playoff Game
  • Played For: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers , New York Jets
  • College: Tennessee
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 1934
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NFL Championships (None)
    NFL 1930s All-Decade Team
    First Team All-Pro (1) (1934)
    Most Rushing Yards (1) (1934)
    Most Rushing Yards per Attempt (1) (1934)
    Most Rushing Yards per Game (1) (1934)
    Most Touchdowns (1) (1934)
    Most Yards from Scrimmage (1) (1934)
    Most All-Purpose Yards (1) (1934)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Attempts (1) (1934)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (1) (1934)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (2) (1934 & 1935)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Attempt (1) (1934)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Game (2) (1934 & 1935)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (1) (1934)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards per Game (1) (1934)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (1) (1934)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (1) (1934)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards from Scrimmage (1) (1934)
    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (1) (1934)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.

Should Beattie Feathers be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
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