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Hall of Fame enshrinement photo, shown in Bears uniform
Photograph signed: "Best of luck/George Connor/Chicago Bears". B/w, 8x10. Pro Football Hall of Fame photo captioned in lower margin. George Connor (1925-2003) was an All-American as a Holy Cross freshman in 1943. Reassigned by the US Navy to a program at Notre Dame, he was twice an All-American for that university after completing his navy program. With the NFL's Chicago Bears (1948-1955), Connor played both tackle on offense and linebacker on defense (redefining what coaches looked for in a linebacker). Sports writer Grantland Rice called Connor "the closest thing to a Greek God since Apollo," but a knee injury shortened his career. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1975. Fine condition.

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Born: January 21, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 31, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois

Full Name: George Leo Connor
High School: De La Salle (Chicago, IL)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 11, 1975
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 2, 1975
Pro Career: 8 seasons, 90 games
Drafted: 1st round (5th overall) by New York Giants
Uniform Number: 71, (81)

Class of 1975
Tackle-Linebacker 6-3, 240
(Holy Cross, Notre Dame)
1948-1955 Chicago Bears

All-America at both Holy Cross, Notre Dame
New York Giants' No. 1 draft pick, 1946
Rights traded to Boston Yanks and then to Bears
All-NFL at three positions - offensive tackle, defensive tackle, linebacker
All-NFL five years
Two-way performer throughout career
First of big, fast, agile linebackers
Exceptional at diagnosing enemy plays
Played in four Pro Bowl games, 1950-1953

Film Credits
1965 1965 Cotton Bowl (in person), 1963 1963 NFL Championship Game (in person)

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