Eddie Prokop
Prokop from The 1944 Blue Print
Date of birth: (1922-02-11) February 11, 1922 (age 98)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of death: May 30, 1955(1955-05-30) (aged 33)
Place of death: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): Back
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 1945 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted by: Boston Yanks
 As player:
Boston Yanks
Chicago Rockets
Boston Yanks

Edward Stanley "Eddie" Prokop (February 11, 1922 – May 30, 1955) was an American football player. He played college football at the Georgia Institute of Technology and in the National Football League in the 1940s. He was the first pick (4th overall) in the 1945 NFL Draft for the Boston Yanks.[1]

College careerEdit

Prokop played college football at Georgia Tech under coach William Alexander and was a 1969 Hall of Fame inductee there.[2] In the 1944 Sugar Bowl Prokop led his #13 Yellow Jackets to 20–18 victory over #15 ranked Tulsa. In that game he rushed for 199 yards, threw a touchdown and kicked two extra points.[3] The Sugar Bowl did not award a game MVP until 1948.

NFL careerEdit

Prokop was the second of five first overall picks by the now defunct Boston Yanks. He played for the Yanks in the 1946 and 1947 seasons. Prokop played the 1948 season as a member of the Chicago Rockets only to return to Boston in 149 for his final season as a professional.[4]


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