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No. 29: George Trafton

Photograph By AP Photo

He played center for the Decatur Staleys, later the Bears, from 1920-32 and was a first-team All-Pro two years. He is credited with being the first center to snap the ball with one hand. A local product, Trafton (on the right in photo) attended Oak Park River Forest and Notre Dame for one year. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1964.