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Mel Hein

Born: Aug 22, 1909

Death: Jan 31, 1992

Birthplace: Redding

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Mel Hein

Date of Birth : Aug 22, 1909
Date of Death : Jan 31, 1992
Birth Place : Redding

Melvin Jack Hein was an American football player for the New York Giants. Hein played fifteen seasons for the Giants and never missed a down due to injury. He is the first player and only offensive lineman to win the NFL MVP award and he helped the Giants win the championship that season. Hein was part of the first inductee class into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. In 1969, he was named the center on the NFL 50th Anniversary Team, and was named to the 75th Anniversary Team in 1994. In 1999, despite 55 years having passed since his last game, he was ranked number 74 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.


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