Wednesday Dec. 17, 2008
ROTAN, Texas (AP) -- Sammy Baugh, who set numerous passing records with the Washington Redskins in an era when NFL teams were running most every down, died Wednesday night, his son said.
Baugh, who was 94 and had numerous health issues, died at Fisher County Hospital, David Baugh said. He was the last surviving member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's inaugural class.
After starring at TCU, "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh played with the Redskins from 1937 to 1952. While he was noted for his passing, Baugh was one of the best all-around players of his day. One season he led the league in
passing, defensive interceptions and punting. In one game, he threw
four touchdown passes and intercepted four passes.
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