Bears owner Halas sets NFL playing record
Nov. 4, 1923
How often does a team owner set a playing record? But then, how many people are there like George Halas?
The Chicago Bears' founder, who had a brief career with the New York Yankees as an outfielder, sets an NFL record which will last for 49 years when he returns a fumble 98 yards for a touchdown. It comes in the Chicago Bears' 26-0 victory over the Oorang Indians at Cubs Park in Chicago.
The player who fumbled is none other than Jim Thorpe.
Besides playing end and owning the team, the 28-year-old Halas also coaches the Bears with Ed Sternaman.
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