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Ernie Case

Ernie Case
Date of birth: (1920-11-23)November 23, 1920
Place of birth: Post, TX, United States
Date of death: December 13, 1995(1995-12-13) (aged 75)
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1947 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
(By the Green Bay Packers)
Organizations
As player:
1947 Baltimore Colts
Career stats
Playing stats at

Ernie Case is a former back in the All-America Football Conference who played 14 games for the Baltimore Colts. In 1947, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League used the 6th pick in the 1st round of the 1947 NFL Draft to select Case out of the University of California, Los Angeles.[1] But Case was signed with the Baltimore Colts but only played for one season and then retired.[2] Case served as a pilot in World War II, surviving a mid-air collision over Sardinia and later escaping his captors.[3]

On November 4, 2011, Case was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.

Preceded by
First quarterback
Baltimore Colts [AAFC] Starting Quarterbacks
1947
Succeeded by
Y.A. Tittle

References

  1. ^ Packers.com » History » Record Book » Draft
  2. ^ Ernie Case Statistics – Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ LA Times article on Athlete Veterans


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