Charley Trippi Obituary – Cause of Death: Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Trippi dies at 100.
American professional football player for the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) from 1947 to 1955, Charles Louis Trippi died on October 19, 2022, in Athens, Georgia.
Trippi was the last surviving member of the National Football League 1940’s All Decade Team.
Trippi attended the University of Georgia, where he played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1942 to 1946, with an interlude in 1944 while serving in the military during World War II. As a sophomore, he guided Georgia to victory in the 1943 Rose Bowl and was named the game’s most valuable player.
As a senior in 1946, he won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s most outstanding college football player, was named the Southeastern Conference’s player of the year, and earned unanimous first-team All-America recognition.
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