Vintage Football Autographs

from leather helmets to the "golden years"--1920s thru 1960

Hugh "Bones" Taylor  (1923-1992)

End—(Northeastern Louisiana/Tulane/Oklahoma City) Washington Redskins 1947-55; Coach—Houston Oilers 1965

Bones is the best end for pass-catching the Redskins ever had.  He was an altogether different type.  He had speed, he had height, he had great hands, he had everything.  I would say he was the best end I ever threw to.
    Sam Baugh

He is buried in Crosslawn Cemetery, Wynne, Arkansas

Clyde "Bulldog" Turner  (1919-1998)

Center—(Hardin-Simmons) Chicago Bears 1940-52  [College Football Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966]

After Nagurski, the most powerful was Bulldog Turner.  He came along in 1940, I believe.  He used to rattle my ribs a lot, too.  I lit into him to protect myself, as I had to do against Nagurski.  Ah, that Bulldog, he weighed about 245 and had a twenty-one-inch collar, was a great blocker on offense and on defense was as fine a linebacker as ever played the game.  They talk about Dick Butkus, but I'm not sure Butkus could carry Bulldog's shoes.
    Clarke Hinkle

He is buried in Greenbriar Cemetery, Gatesville, Texas

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