US Hall of Fame NFL Player, Charley Trippi, dies at 100

US Hall of Fame NFL Player, Charley Trippi, dies at 100

Football player Charley Trippi played for the United States. From 1947 through 1955, he was a professional football player for the National Football League’s Chicago Cardinals.

Great Charley Trippi of the Cardinals, the oldest living member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the NFL, passes away at age 100.

Charley Trippi, a member of the Pro and College Football Hall of Fame who led the Cardinals to their most recent NFL championship in 1947 and was a Heisman Trophy runner-up at Georgia, passed away on Wednesday. He was 100.

Trippi passed away quietly at his Athens home, according to a statement from the University of Georgia.

Being able to line up at various spots on offense, defense, and special teams made Trippi one of football’s most adaptable players. He is the only Pro Football Hall of Famer to have amassed 1,000 yards in all three of those categories during his career.

Trippi, a coal miner’s kid from Pennsylvania, had a clear reason for his impressive range of abilities.

“In those days, the more things a player did, the more pay he could demand,” Trippi said, according to his bio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “I could run, kick, pass and catch, and that made me a valuable property.”

In the 1940s, Trippi played collegiate football for Georgia; however, his career was cut short by a tour of duty in World War II.

1946 Heisman Trophy

Trippi was the Bulldogs’ Rose Bowl champion, came in second behind Glenn Davis for the 1946 Heisman Trophy, and was selected first overall by the Cardinals—who at the time called Chicago home—in the first round of the draft.

He later became a star in the Cardinals’ “Dream Backfield,” helping the team win the 1947 NFL title. The team hasn’t won another championship since moving to St. Louis in 1960 and subsequently to its current home in Arizona in 1988.

“Charley Trippi was one of the greatest Bulldogs of all time!” Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks wrote on Twitter. “It was an honor to get to know him! God Bless the Trippi family.”

Charley Trippi Age, Family, and Early Life 

Charley Trippi was 100 years old. On December 14, 1921, Charles Louis Trippi was born in the coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania to an Italian immigrant father.

charley trippi family
source: 11ALIVE

Trippi resorted to sports in an effort to dodge the perils of life working as a coal miner like his father.

Charley Trippi Career, What was his Profession?

Football player Charles Louis Trippi played for the United States. From 1947 through 1955, he was a professional football player with the National Football League’s (NFL) Chicago Cardinals. His versatility allowed him to play a variety of positions throughout his career despite being predominantly a running back, including quarterback, defensive back, punter, and return specialist. Trippi was a “quintuple-threat,” skilled in rushing, catching, throwing, punting, and defense.

Trippi was a student at the University of Georgia and participated in college football for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1942 through 1946, with a break in 1944 for World War II service. He led Georgia to victory in the 1943 Rose Bowl as a sophomore, earning the title of the game’s most valuable player.

He received unanimous first-team All-America distinction as a senior in 1946, was voted the Southeastern Conference’s player of the year, and won the Maxwell Award as the country’s best collegiate football player.

Trippi, who was selected first overall by the Cardinals in the 1945 NFL Draft as a “future pick,” was also courted by the All-America Football Conference’s (AAFC) New York Yankees and a number of major league baseball organizations. In the end, he agreed to a record-breaking $100,000 contract with the Cardinals.

In the 1947 NFL Championship Game, Trippi served as the captain of Chicago’s “Million Dollar Backfield,” which triumphed. By the time of his retirement, he had amassed the most offensive yards in NFL history. Both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted Trippi in 1959 and 1968, respectively.

Which school and college did he go to?

Trippi was a student at the University of Georgia and participated in college football for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1942 through 1946, with a break in 1944 for World War II service.

He started playing football as a tailback for the school’s football team while he was a student at Pittston Area High School. He also participated in semi-pro baseball during his high school years.

Charley Trippi Net Worth, How much does he earn?

As of 2022, Charley Trippi’s net worth is anticipated to be around $1 million-$5 million.

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Charley Trippi Wife, What is his relationship?

Virginia, Trippi’s first wife, passed away in 1971. He wed Peggy again. He has three stepchildren from his second marriage in addition to the two children he had from his first marriage.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

We did a quick search for the social media reach of Charley but weren’t able to find him on any social media platforms.

Physical Appearance of Charley Trippi’s Height, Weight

HeightFeet: 6 Feet 0 Inch
Meter: 1.83 m
Centimeter: 183 cm  
WeightKilogram: N / A  
Pounds: N / A  
Hair ColourWhite
Eye ColourBlack
Body type Brown
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Charley Trippi’s which should be known

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Net Worth$1million-$5 million
Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpousePeggy
Children5

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