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Pro Day
The National Football League
National Football League
Draft, also called the Player Selection Meeting, is an annual event in which the National Football League (NFL) teams select eligible college football players. It serves as the league's most common source of player recruitment. The basic design of the draft is that each team is given a position in the drafting order in reverse order relative to its record in the previous year, which means that the last place team is positioned first. From this position, the team can either select a player or trade their position to another team for other draft positions, a player or players, or any combination thereof. The round is complete when each team has either selected a player or traded its draft position. Certain aspects of the draft, including team positioning and the number of rounds in the draft, have seen revisions since its first creation in 1936, but the fundamental methodology has remained the same
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National Football League
The National Football League
National Football League
(NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference
American Football Conference
(AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football
American football
in the world.[3] The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week
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1938 NFL Draft
The 1938 National Football League Draft was held on December 12, 1937, at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago, Illinois.[1][2] The draft consisted of 12 rounds and 110 player selections
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1936 NFL Draft
The 1936 National Football League
National Football League
Draft was the first draft of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL). It took place on February 8, 1936, at the Ritz-Carlton
Ritz-Carlton
Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[1][2][3] The draft was instituted in an effort to equalize strength amongst the league's teams. The last place team from the previous season would get the first selection, and the process would continue in reverse order of the standings. Under this structure the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Eagles, who finished 1935 at 2–9, would select first.[4] This was the only draft to have nine rounds; the number increased to ten for the 1937 draft. The first player ever drafted, Jay Berwanger, who had previously been awarded the initial Heisman Trophy, never played in the NFL
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Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
The Ritz-Carlton
Ritz-Carlton
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
is a luxury hotel and residential complex in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It comprises three adjoining buildings: the Girard Trust Bank, at the northwest corner of South Broad & Chestnut Streets; the Girard Trust Building, at the southwest corner of South Broad Street & South Penn Square; and The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, at 1414 South Penn Square.Contents1 Girard Trust Bank 2 Girard Trust Building 3 The Residences at the Ritz Carlton 4 References 5 External linksGirard Trust Bank[edit]Girard Trust Bank.Girard Trust Bank – also known as Girard Trust Corn Exchange Bank Building – was built as the headquarters and main branch of the Girard Bank, a company founded in 1811
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Jay Berwanger
John Jacob "Jay" Berwanger (March 19, 1914 – June 26, 2002) was an American college football player and referee.[1] He was the first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club
Downtown Athletic Club
Trophy in 1935 (the following year the award was renamed the Heisman Trophy); the trophy is awarded annually to the nation's most outstanding college football player. Berwanger was a star halfback for the
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George Halas
George Stanley Halas Sr. (/ˈhæləs/; February 2, 1895 – October 31, 1983), nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was a player, coach, and owner involved with professional American football. He was the founder and owner of the National Football League's Chicago Bears
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Wellington Mara
Wellington Timothy Mara (August 14, 1916 – October 25, 2005) was the co-owner of the New York Giants
New York Giants
of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL) from 1959 until his death, and one of the most influential and iconic figures in the history of the NFL. He was the younger son of Tim Mara, who founded the Giants in 1925. Wellington was a ball boy for that year.Contents1 Life and career1.1 Death2 See also 3 References 4 External linksLife and career[edit] Mara was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Elizabeth "Lizette" (née Barclay), a homemaker, and Timothy James Mara.[1] He was of Irish descent. Mara was an alumnus of Loyola School and Fordham University, both New York City
New York City
Jesuit
Jesuit
schools. In 1930, Timothy James Mara split his ownership interests between Wellington (then 14) and his older brother Jack
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Tuffy Leemans
Alphonse Emil "Tuffy" Leemans (November 12, 1912 – January 19, 1979) was an American football
American football
fullback and halfback who played on both offense and defense. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978 and was named in 1969 to the NFL 1930s All-Decade Team. A native of Superior, Wisconsin, Leemans played college football for Oregon's freshman team in 1932 and for George Washington from 1933 to 1935. He was drafted by the New York Giants
New York Giants
in the second round of the 1936 NFL Draft and played eight years for the Giants from 1936 to 1943. He led the National Football League
National Football League
as a rookie with 830 rushing yards and was selected as a first-team All-Pro in 1936 and 1939
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Tim Mara
Timothy James Mara (July 29, 1887 – February 16, 1959) was the founder and administrator of the New York Giants
New York Giants
of the National Football League (NFL).[1] The Giants, under Mara, won NFL championships in 1927, 1934, 1938, and 1956 and divisional titles in 1933, 1935, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1946, and 1958.Contents1 Early life 2 New York Giants2.1 Formation of the Giants 2.2 Battle with the AFL and first NFL Championship 2.3 Takeover of the Wolverines 2.4 Great Depression
Great Depression
era 2.5 Battles with other rival leagues3 Legacy 4 Family 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Mara, the son of Elizabeth (née Harris) and John Mara, a policeman, of Irish descent, was born into poverty on New York's Lower East Side. At the age of 13, he quit school in order to find work to support his mother. His first job was as an usher in a theater.[2] He then worked as a newsboy selling newspapers on the streets
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Ken Strong
Elmer Kenneth Strong (April 21, 1906 – October 5, 1979) was an American football
American football
halfback and fullback who also played minor league baseball. Considered one of the greatest all-around players in the early decades of the game, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1957 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame
in 1967 and was named to the NFL 1930s All-Decade Team. A native of West Haven, Connecticut, Strong played college baseball and football for the NYU Violets
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1936 NFL Season
The 1936 NFL season was the 17th regular season of the National Football League. For the first time since the league was founded, there were no team transactions; neither a club folded nor did a new one join the NFL. 1936 was also the first year in which all league teams played the same number of games. Since this season, the number of scheduled regular season games per team has been:11 until 1942 and in 1946 10 from 1943 to 1945 12 from 1947 to 1960 14 from 1961 to 1977 16 since 1978The season ended when the Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
defeated the Boston Redskins in the NFL Championship Game. For the only time in NFL history, the team with the home field advantage declined to play at their own stadium and instead elected to play at a neutral site
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Byron White
Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White (June 8, 1917 – April 15, 2002) was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.[2] Born and raised in Colorado, he played college football, basketball, and baseball for the University of Colorado, finishing as the runner up for the Heisman Trophy in 1937. He was selected in the first round of the 1938 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and led the National Football League in rushing yards in his rookie season. White was admitted to Yale Law School
Yale Law School
in 1939 and played for the Detroit Lions in the 1940 and 1941 seasons. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer with the United States Navy. After the war, he graduated from Yale and clerked for Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson. White entered private practice in Denver, Colorado, working primarily as a transactional attorney. He served as the Colorado
Colorado
state chair of John F
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Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship, named after the Anglo-South African mining magnate and politician Cecil John Rhodes, is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford.[1] It is widely considered to be one of the world's most prestigious scholarships.[2] Established in 1902, it was the first large-scale programme of international scholarships,[3] inspiring the creation of a great many other awards across the globe (such as the Fulbright
Fulbright
program, Marshall Scholarship, and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship). As elaborated on in his will, Cecil Rhodes' go
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Green Bay Packers
Independent (1919–1920) National Football League
National Football League
(1921–present)Western Division (1933–1949) National Conference (1950–1952) Western Conference (1953–1966)Central Division (1967–1969) National Football Conference
National Football Conference
(1970–present)Central Division (1970–2001) North Division (2002–present)Current uniformTeam colorsDark Green, Gold, White[2][3]               Fight song "Go! You Packers Go!"PersonnelOwner(s) Green Bay Packers, Inc.
Green Bay Packers, Inc.
(360,760 stockholders–governed by a Board of Directors)[4]Chairman Mark H. MurphyCEO Mark H. MurphyPresident Mark H
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1938 NFL Season
The 1938 NFL season was the 19th regular season of the National Football League
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