Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Death in the football family: Sammy Baugh dead at 94

Sad news to report in the world of pro football. The Associated Press is reporting that former quarterback Sammy Baugh died Wednesday night at the age of 94. Baugh reportedly had several many health issues.

Baugh played 16 seasons (1937-1952) in the NFL, all with the Washington Redskins. Baugh went to six Pro Bowls and was named All Pro four times.

Baugh won two NFL titles. He led the league in passing four times. Here are some other stats courtesy Pro Football Reference:

Passing Yards- 21,886

Touchdown Passes- 187

Completions- 1693

Interceptions- 203

Baugh also coached for three seasons. He coached for the New York Titans (now known as the Jets) and the Houston Oilers. He had a 18-24 coaching record.

Baugh is in both the college and pro football hall of fame and was named to the NFL 75th anniversary team. Here's a tribute video to Baugh.

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