Cal Hubbard

Cal Hubbard

About Cal Hubbard

Robert Calvin Hubbard (October 31, 1900--October 17, 1977) was a professional American football player and later an umpire in Major League Baseball, and is a member of three major sports halls of fame. He is currently the only person to be enshrined at both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born in Keytesville, Missouri, Hubbard attended Centenary College in Louisiana, where he played football from 1922 to 1924 under noted coach Bo McMillin; he was inducted posthumously into the college's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. When McMillin moved on to suburban Pittsburgh school Geneva College in western Pennsylvania, Hubbard followed him and played there in 1926. Noted for having outstanding speed for a player of his size (6' 4', 250 lb or 1.93 m, 115 kg), he starred as a tackle and end, playing off the line in a style similar to that of a modern linebacker. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1962.

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