Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1952 Bowman Small - Buddy Young

My 1952 Bowman Small Texans team set is coming together. This weekend I also picked up this Buddy Young card.

Buddy was the shortest player in pro football! He was 5' 4.5" inches tall. Despite his size, Young was a track star at the University of Illinois. He won the National Collegiate Championships in the 100 and 220-yard dash and tied the world record for the 45 and 60-yard dashes. An amazing accomplishment considering his size.

As a Texan in 1952, Young had 3TDs rushing and 2TDs receiving. He retired from football in 1955 with the Baltimore Colts.

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