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Friedman headed to Hall posthumously

Updated: August 4, 2005, 4:10 PM ET
Associated Press

No less an authority than Red Grange called Benny Friedman one of the NFL's greatest players.

On Sunday in Canton, Ohio, 72 years after his retirement and 23 after he died of a self-inflicted gun wound, Friedman will join Grange and many of those other greats in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

It took some aggressive campaigning by Friedman's former players at Brandeis University to finally convince the voters to admit the former quarterback Grange dubbed "the best I ever played against." ...

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