Ed Michaels
No. 18     
Guard / Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1914-06-11)June 11, 1914
Place of birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Date of death: January 1976 (Age 61)
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Villanova
NFL Draft: 1936 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 1936 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 1946 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1946
Games     62
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Edward Joseph Michaels (born Mikolajewski) (June 11, 1914 – January 1976) was an American football guard in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Michaels also played on the "Steagles", a merged team consisting of the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in 1943. The team was the result of a league-wide manning shortage brought on by World War II. Many of the "Steagles" players were labeled 4-F's, those deemed physically unfit due to ailments such as ulcers, flat feet and even partial blindness. Michaels was labeled a 4F because he was nearly deaf.

He played college football at Villanova University and was drafted in the second round of the 1936 NFL Draft.

In 1976, he was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.


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