George Musso

George Musso

About George Musso

George Francis Musso (April 8, 1910 in Collinsville, Illinois September 5, 2000 in Edwardsville, Illinois) was an American National Football League lineman, playing both offensive guard and tackle as well as defensive middle guard. His twelve-year career was spent entirely with the Chicago Bears. Musso was the son of a coal miner who starred in high school sports in Collinsville, Illinois, and was therefore offered an athletic grant to attend James Millikin University. His father, who initially planned to pull him out of school after he completed his 'primary' education, grudgingly allowed George to attend college. Musso attended Millikin University and was a standout in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Millikin was in the 'Little 19' conference that included such teams as Eureka, Lombard, and Augustana. In 1929, Musso played against future President Ronald Reagan, who played guard for Eureka College.

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