Drafted: Elroy Hirsch was drafted fifth overall by the Los Angeles Rams in 1945. Years Played: 1946-1957 Position Played: Halfback End Played For: 1946-1948 Chicago Rockets (AAFC), 1949-1957 Los Angeles Rams College: Wisconsin, Michigan
Inducted into the Hall of Fame: 1968 Enshrinement Class: Cliff Battles, Art Donovan, Wayner Millner, Marion Motley, Charley Trippi, and Alex Wojciechowicz D1A FootballCollege football news & information Features, stats, facts, & mored1afootball.com Uniform Number: Hirsch wore No. 40 in college and No. 80 in the pros.
Best Season: His best season came in 1951 when he set an NFL record with 1,495 yards and 17 touchdowns on 66 receptions, helping the Rams to an NFL Championship College Highlights:
• Won All-America Honors (1942, 1943)
• Lettered in four sports in one year at Michigan (1943-44)
• Led College All-Stars upset of Rams (1946)
NFL Career Totals:
Hirsch caught a total of 387 passes for 7,029 yards, an 18.2 average, and 60 touchdowns. He also rushed for 3 touchdowns, scored 1 on a punt return, and 1 on an interception return. As a defensive player, he recorded five interceptions. NFL Highlights:
• Helped revolutionize football as one of the first big-play receivers.
• Won an NFL Championship with the Rams (1951)
• Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1968)
• Named to the NFL's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1969) Notables:
After retiring from football, Hirsch had a brief career in the movies. In 1953, he played himself in "Crazylegs, All American." He also went on to star in the movies "Unchained" in 1955 and "Zero Hour" in 1957. Hirsch also served as athletic director at the University of Wisconsin form 1969 to 1987.
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