Sid Luckman Biography
(American Football Player)
Birthday: November 21, 1916 (Scorpio)
Born In: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Sidney Luckman was a well-known American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for twelve seasons. During his time with the Bears, he proved to be a very valuable asset to the team and led them to four NFL championships. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he studied at Columbia University, where he played for the college football team. He also became an important representative of American Jewish immigrants. After graduating from the university, he joined the Chicago Bears as their starting quarterback. According to sportswriter Ira Berkow, he was the first great T-formation quarterback as well as the greatest long-range passer of his time. In 1943, he was named the NFL’s most valuable player. In 1965, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and in 1988, he was declared a joint winner of the Walter Camp Distinguished American Award. Even after his retirement from the sport, he continued to tutor college coaches till he departed from the NFL.