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I am the son and nephew of two former NFL players. My father, Jack Manders, played for the Chicago Bears from 1933 to 1940. During this time, the Bears played in four championship games, winning 2 (1933 & 1940) and losing two (1934 & 1937). My father led the league in scoring 2 years (1934 & 1937) and scored 15 points in the 1937 loss to the Redskins. He also recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass in that game. He kicked the first extra point in the 1940 Shellacking of the Redskins, winning that game 73-0. In the 1933 Championship he kicked three field goals and an extra point. He and Bronco Nagurski were teammates at University of Minnesota as well as the Bears. In fact, it was Bronco who recommended him to George Halas.

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Reply Jim Kouzmanoff
10:24 PM on October 25, 2017 
Great reading about your father's achievements! my cousin played for the Redskins but that was in the 1950s.