Chuck Drulis
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1918-03-08)March 8, 1918
Place of birth: Girardville, Pennsylvania
Date of death: August 23, 1972(1972-08-23) (aged 54)
Place of death: St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
College: Temple
Debuted in 1942 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 1950 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
 As player:
* Chicago Bears (1942, 1945–1949)
 As coach:
* St. Louis Cardinals (1961)
Career highlights and awards

Charles John Drulis (March 8, 1918 – August 23, 1972) was an American football player and coach born in Girardville, Pennsylvania. He attended Temple University and played seven seasons in the National Football League. [1] Drulis, along with his brothers Joe and Albert, who also played in the NFL, was elected into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

Drulis made his professional debut in the NFL in 1942 with the Chicago Bears but spent the next two-and-a-half seasons in military service during World War II. He returned to the Bears in 1945 and played there until 1949. Drulis spent his final season with the Green Bay Packers. [2]

Drulis went on to be an assistant coach, and in 1961 briefly served as head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals. After Pop Ivy resigned late in the season, Drulis shared head coaching duties with fellow assistant coaches Ray Prochaska and Ray Willsey. Under the trio's guidance, the team won its last two games. [3] Chuck Drulis is credited with introducing the "safety blitz" into the NFL, using the unique abilities of Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson to implement the scheme. Chuck's wife, Dale Drulis, was an artist who was commissioned to create the artwork at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The 3 hammered copper figures over the entry depict a running back with a blocker and tackler in an action scene. Dale used her husband Chuck and her sons Chuck and Kerry as models for the figures in the sculpture.

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