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Cecil Isbell

Born: Jul 11, 1915

Death: Jun 23, 1985

Birthplace: Houston

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Cecil Isbell

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1915
Date of Death : Jun 23, 1985
Birth Place : Houston

Cecil Frank Isbell was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a halfback at Purdue University from 1935 to 1937. The Green Bay Packers selected Isbell in the first round of the 1938 NFL Draft. He played with Green Bay from 1938 to 1942 and was best known for passing to Don Hutson. Isbell led the Packers to the NFL Championship in 1939. After retiring from playing, Isbell served as the head football coach at his alma mater, Purdue, for three seasons from 1944 to 1946, compiling a record of 14–14–1. He then coached the Baltimore Colts of the All-America Football Conference from 1947 to 1949, and the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League for two games in 1951, tallying a career professional coaching record of 10–23–1; he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Louisiana State University. Isbell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1967.


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