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American Football Database
Sam Busich
Personal information
Born:(1913-11-17)November 17, 1913
Lorain, Ohio
Died:February 1, 1991(1991-02-01) (aged 77)
Warren, Michigan
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Lorain (Lorain, Ohio)
College:Ohio State
Career history
* Boston Redskins (1936)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Samuel Busich (November 17, 1913 – February 1, 1991) was an American football end in the National Football League for the Boston Redskins, Cleveland Rams, and the Detroit Lions. He also played professional basketball for the Columbus Athletic Supply in the National Basketball League for one game in 1937–38. Busich played both sports collegiately at Ohio State University.

Some sources say this athlete's name was Peter Paul Basich,[1][2] though no newspaper or third party historical records have yet been found to verify that. Most sources point to his name being Samuel Busich.[3][4][5][6]


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  6. "1972 Inductee: Sam Busich". Lorain Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 28, 2019.