|Date of birth:June 20, 1899|
|Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Date of death: November 1975 (aged 76)|
|Debuted in 1923 for the Racine Legion|
|Last played in 1928 for the Chicago Bears|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Milton Addas "Mitt" Romney (June 20, 1899 – November 1975) was a professional American football player who played in the offensive backfield for the Racine Legion from 1923 to 1924 and was a quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1925 to 1928. Romney played quarterback for the University of Chicago in the early 1920s when it had a winning varsity team, and was elected captain of the team in 1922. After graduating from the U of Chicago in 1923, Romney was head basketball coach of the Texas Longhorns men's basketball team in 1923 with an overall record of 11-7. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Former Massachusetts governor and GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is his namesake and is a first cousin once removed.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Joan Vennochi (April 16, 2002). "Romney's Charm Offensive". Boston Globe. p. A21. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/113923177.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Apr+16%2C+2002&author=JOAN+VENNOCHI&pub=Boston+Globe&desc=ROMNEY%27S+CHARM+OFFENSIVE&pqatl=google. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Holland, Steve (2012-02-24). "Mitt Romney in search of more Mitts at Mitt restaurant". The Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-campaignmittl2e8dod5i-20120224,0,724379.story. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Carol Felsenthal. "Mitt Romney's Chicago Connection". Chicago Magazine. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/July-2011/Mitt-Romney-Named-after-QB-for-Chicago-Bears-U-of-Chicago/. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Pro-Football-Reference, Retrieved February 25, 2012.
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