In a photo finish, Chuck Bednarik beats out Otto Graham, as the best athlete to wear the number 60. The last great two-way player in the NFL, Chuck Bednarik's number 60 has been retired by the Philadelphia Eagles (one of only seven retired numbers by that franchise,) where he played his entire NFL career from 1949 through 1962. He played both offensively as a center and defensively as a linebacker for the Eagles. The 1949 first round draft pick, originally from Bethlehem, PA, was selected to eight Pro Bowls. Bednarik was as tough as they come, playing sixty minutes a game and missing only three games in fourteen years. In 1999, The Sporting News named Chuck number 54 on it's list of the Top 100 Greatest Football Players. Chuck was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1967.
Did you know.......Chuck sold concrete for the Warner Company in the off-season, and was nicknamed "Concrete Charlie?"