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George Blanda Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: September 17, 1927 in Youngwood, Pennsylvania
Died: September 27, 2010 in Alameda, California
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Full Name: George Frederick Blanda

High School: Youngwood (PA)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 24, 1981
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 1, 1981
Pro Career: 26 Seasons, 340 games
Drafted: 12th round (119th player overall) in 1949 by Chicago Bears. Also selected in 2nd round (9th player overall) in 1949 AAFC Draft by Chicago Hornets.
Transactions: Sept. 5, 1950 – Blanda along with four other players (B Bob Perina, B Ernie Zalejski, G Jim Crawford and E Bob Jensen) traded by Chicago Bears to Baltimore Colts. (Sept. 7, 1950 – Bears receive G Dick Barwegan and rights to retired T Dub Garrett.) | Sept. 20, 1950 – Chicago Bears purchased Blanda from Baltimore Colts. | Feb. 19, 1960 – Blanda signed by Houston Oilers. | Mar. 18, 1967 – Blanda released by Houston Oilers. | Jul. 28, 1967 – Blanda signed by Oakland Raiders. | Aug. 25, 1976 – Blanda waived by Oakland Raiders.
Uniform Number: 16 (also wore #22 and #64)

Class of 1981
Quarterback-Kicker 6-2, 215
1949, 1950-58 Chicago Bears, 1950 Baltimore Colts, 1960-66 Houston Oilers, 1967-1975 Oakland Raiders

Famous for last-minute heroics in five straight 1970 games 
Scored then-record 2,002 points 
Held or tied for 21 title game, 16 regular-season marks 
Passed for 7 TDs one game, 36 in season, 1961 
1961 AFL, 1970 AFC Player of the Year 
Career passing totals: 4,007 attempts, 26,920 yards, 236 TDs 
26-season, 340-game career longest ever 

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