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George Fleming
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Fleming in 1971
Date of birth: (1937-02-22) February 22, 1937 (age 83)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Career information
Position(s): RB
Placekicker
AFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 2
Drafted by: Oakland Raiders
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 6
Drafted by: Chicago Bears
Organizations
Career highlights and awards
  • Named co-MVP of 1960 Rose Bowl (shared with Bob Schloredt). Kicked a Rose Bowl record 44-yard field goal. Returned a punt return for touchdown. Kicked 5 PAT.
  • Kicked a 54-yard field goal as a Raider in 1961; this briefly stood as the AFL record and stood as the Raiders' standard until 2003.
  • Led CFL in scoring as rookie with 135 points and kicking a league-record 55-yard field goal.
  • Held the Rose Bowl, AFL and CFL records for longest 3-pointers.[1]
Military service
Awards: 1963 - Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy

George Fleming (born February 22, 1937) was a multi-position college football player for the Washington Huskies. Fleming was a member of AAWU champion 1959 and 1960 Washington Huskies football teams, playing in the 1960 and 1961 Rose Bowls. He earned second team All-Coast halfback and Co-Player of the Game honors after the Huskies' win in 1960 Rose Bowl.

After football, Fleming entered a career in Washington state politics, including two years in the state House of Representatives and 20 in the Senate. For his contribution to the Rose Bowl game, he was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on December 31, 2011.[2][3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Where Are They Now? George Fleming, UW football legend - seattlepi.com
  2. Ron Dayne, Dick Enberg and George Fleming to be Inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Script error, Tournament of Roses Association, December 4, 2011
  3. http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/fleming-george-1937

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Preceded by
Bob Jeter
Rose Bowl MVP
co-MVP with Bob Schloredt
1960
Succeeded by
Bob Schloredt


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