Connor was first winner of the Outland Trophy
CHICAGO -- George Connor, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the first of the Chicago Bears' great linebackers, has died. He was 78.
Connor died Monday after a long illness. He was the first winner of the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top college lineman, in 1946.
A star at offensive and defensive tackle, Connor became the
first of the big, mobile linebackers when the Bears asked the 6-foot-3,
240-pounder to stop Philadelphia's great running back, Steve Van
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