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Beattie Feathers
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Feathers from 1933 Volunteer
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1909-08-20)August 20, 1909
Bristol, Virginia
DiedMarch 11, 1979(1979-03-11) (aged 69)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Playing career
Football
1931–1933
1934–1937
1938–1939
1940

Basketball
1931–1932

Tennessee
Chicago Bears
Brooklyn Dodgers
Green Bay Packers


Tennessee
Position(s)Halfback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1942
1944–1951
1954–1960
1961–1977

Baseball
1945
1954–1960
1972–1975

Appalachian State
NC State
Texas Tech (assistant)
Wake Forest (assistant)


NC State
Texas Tech
Wake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall42–40–4 (football)
79–135–1 (baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
SEC MVP (1933)
NFL 1930s All-Decade Team
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1955 (profile)

William Beattie "Big Chief" Feathers (August 20, 1909 – March 11, 1979) was an American football running back in the NFL. He played for the Chicago Bears, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Green Bay Packers during his seven-year career. He was the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in one season (1934), where he gained 1,004 yards.[1] He holds the NFL single season record for most yards per carry when he averaged 8.44 yards per attempt that same year (minimum 100 carries). He attended Virginia High School in Bristol, and led the school to its first state championship as team captain before going on to the University of Tennessee.

After his career in the NFL, Feathers went on to coach football at Appalachian State and North Carolina State. He also coached baseball at Texas Tech[2] and Wake Forest.

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