Chamberlin, Guy

Chamberlin, Guy (Berlin Guy Champ Chamberlin), 1894–1967, American football coach and player, b. Blue Springs, Neb., grad. Univ. of Nebraska, 1916. Chamberlin was one of the greatest ends of his time, dominating in both offense and defense. He was a two-time All-America at Nebraska, then served in the army (1917–19). He joined (1919) the Canton Bulldogs at Jim Thorpe 's urging, then was recruited (1920) by George Halas for the Decatur (later Chicago) Staleys. He returned to Canton as a player-coach, leading the Bulldogs to three NFL championships (1922, 1923, 1924), the last after their move to Cleveland. Chamberlin then joined to the Frankford Yellowjackets, and won the NFL championship in 1926. In 1927 he moved to the Chicago Cardinals, where he stopped playing after that season and ended his career as a coach in 1928.

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