Feathers from 1933 Volunteer
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
|Born||August 20, 1909|
|Died||March 11, 1979 (aged 69)|
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Green Bay Packers
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Texas Tech (assistant)
Wake Forest (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
SEC MVP (1933)
NFL 1930s All-Decade Team
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. 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.
- ↑ "Infographic: NFL on Wednesday". Profootballhof.com. 2010-02-07. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/infographic-wednesday.aspx. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
- ↑ "Texas Tech Official Athletic Site: 2008 Baseball Media Guide". Texastech.cstv.com. http://texastech.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/text/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2008mediaguide. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
- Beattie Feathers at the College Football Hall of Fame
- Beattie Feathers at the College Football Data Warehouse