Baugh perfected the perfect pass

Updated: October 20, 2005, 2:41 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

The thing about Sammy Baugh was that he did, in his day, the work of three current-day players. He was a prime-time passer, an outstanding defensive back and possibly the best punter ever. He set records in each category, some of which still are on the books.

In the Depression-ridden mid-1930s, Baugh put then-tiny Texas Christian University on the national football map as an All-American quarterback. Slingin' Sammy, as he was nicknamed by a Texas sportswriter, led TCU to bowl victories ...

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