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Jim 'Bright Path' Thorpe

 

Jim Thorpe

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963

College Football Hall of Fame 1951

Date of Birth: May 28, 1888, in Prague, Oklahoma

Date of Death: March 28, 1953, in Lomita, California (64 years old)

Source:

Tuscaloosa News - Published May 29, 1953

Died of a heart attack while eating dinner in his Lomita, California home. 

He was briefly revived but after a lengthy resuscitation effort, he was pronounced dead.

 

Teams:

1920 Canton Bulldogs (APFA)

1921 Cleveland Indians (APFA)

1922 Oorang Indians (NFL)

1923 Oorang Indians (NFL)

1924 Rock Island Independents (NFL)

1925 Rock Island Independents (NFL)

1925 New York Giants (NFL)

1926 Canton Bulldogs (NFL)

1928 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)

College:

Carlisle Indian