Monday, October 04, 2010

An Old Cecil Isbell Clipping

Cecil Frank Isbell played college football as a halfback at Purdue University from 1935 to 1937. The Green Bay Packers selected Isbell in the first round of the 1938 N.F.L. Draft. He played with Green Bay from 1938 to 1942 and was best known for passing to Don Hutson. Isbell led the Packers to the N.F.L. Championship in 1939. After retiring from playing, Isbell served as the head football coach at his alma mater, Purdue, for three seasons from 1944 to 1946, compiling a record of 14-14-1. He then coached the Baltimore Colts of the All-America Football Conference from 1947 to 1949, and the Chicago Cardinals for two games in 1951, tallying a career professional coaching record of 10-23-1. Isbell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1967.

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