paddy driscoll

paddy driscoll

About paddy driscoll

John Leo 'Paddy' Driscoll (January 11, 1896 June 29, 1968) was a professional American football quarterback. Driscoll was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 and is a member of the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team. In 1974, he was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. At 5' 11' and 160 pounds, he was not big, but he made a big impact on American football during the decade of the 1920s. He was particularly known for his drop kicks and punting. In 1924, he recorded a 55 yard drop-kicked field goal and in 1925 holds a tied NFL record (with Al Bloodgood) of 4 drop-kicked field goals in a single game. After attending Northwestern University, he played the 1919 season with the Hammond Pros (pre-NFL). From 1920-1925, he led the Chicago Cardinals and was also head coach from 1920 to 1922.

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