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Sammy Baugh

Test your football knowledge of Sammy BaughJoe Namath 
Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical About Football Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Where was Samuel Adrian “Sammy” Baugh born on March 17, 1914?Alan's NFL FUN Trivia Quizzes - Trivia powered by ABE

  1. Abilene, Texas
  2. Austin, Texas
  3. Temple, Texas
  4. Waco, Texas

2) Baugh was told he could play three sports (football, baseball, and basketball).
What college did Baugh attend?

  1. Texas Christian University.
  2. Texas Wesleyan University
  3. University of Notre Dame
  4. University of Pittsburgh

3) Baugh was drafted in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1937 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, the same year the team moved from Boston. He signed a one-year contract with the Redskins and received $8,000, making him the highest paid player on the team.
What is $8,000 in 2011 dollars?

  1. $25,789.44
  2. $125,789.44
  3. $225,789.44
  4. $325,789.44

4) He is credited for making the forward pass an integral part of the offensive play in the NFL.

  • True or False?

5) What position did Baugh NOT play during his rookie season in 1937?

  1. quarterback
  2. defensive back
  3. punter
  4. tight end

6) How many times did Baugh make the First-team All-Pro selection?

  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 7
  4. 11

7) Before his number was retired by the Washington Redskins, what number did he wear?

  1. 3
  2. 13
  3. 23
  4. 33

8) What was Baugh's Passer Rating?

  1. 62.2
  2. 72.2
  3. 77.2
  4. 82.2

9) Baugh also took up acting. In 1941, he made $6,400 for starring in a 12-week serial as a dark-haired Texas Ranger named Tom King. The serial, called King of the Texas Rangers, was released by Republic Studios.  The episodes ran in theaters as Saturday matinees; it also starred Duncan Renaldo, later famous as TV's Cisco Kid.

  • True or False?

10) Baugh was the first coach of an American Football League in 1960 and 1961.
What was the team?

  1. New York Titans
  2. Houston Oilers
  3. Dallas Texans
  4. Atlanta Braves

11) On December 17, 2008 at age 94, Baugh had died after numerous health issues, including Alzheimer's Disease, at Fisher County Hospital in Rotan, Texas.

  • True or False?

12) Where was Sammy Baugh buried?

  1. Afton Cemetery, Hamlin, Texas
  2. Dowell Cemetery, Rotan, Texas
  3. Baugh Family Cemetery, Fisher County, Texas
  4. Belvieu Cemetery, Rotan, Texas

Sammy Baugh [Answers]

1) C. 2) A. 3) B. 4) True 5) D. 6) C. 7) D. 8) B. 9) True 10) A. 11) True 12) D.

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