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Chuck Howley



June 28, 1936

Drafted: The Chicago Bears selected Chuck Howley in the first round of the 1958 NFL draft, but he retired after suffering what appeared to be a career-ending knee injury during the 1959 season. Howley decided to make a comeback in 1961, and his rights were traded to the Dallas Cowboys for future draft picks.

Years Played:

1958-1959, 1961-1972

Position Played: Outside Linebacker

Played For: Chicago Bears (1958-1959), Dallas Cowboys (1961-1972)

Alma Mater: West Virginia

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College Highlights:

• 3-Time All-Southern Conference
• Southern Conference Athlete of the Year (1957)
• Lettered in five sports (Football, Track, Diving, Gymnastics, Wrestling) at West Virginia University

NFL Highlights:

• Named Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl V
• First Player From a Losing Team to Win Super Bowl MVP Honors
• First Defensive Player Named Super Bowl MVP
• Named All-Pro Six times
• Selected to the Pro Bowl Six times
• Named to All-Eastern Conference Team (1963)
• Memeber of Super Bowl VI Championship Team
• Won Two NFC Titles
• Won Five Eastern Conference Titles

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