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William Fortune
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Date of birth: October 14, 1897
Place of birth: Joliet, Illinois
Date of death: March 12, 1947(1947-03-12) (aged 49)
Career information
Position(s): Guard, Tackle
College: Michigan
Organizations
 As player:
1917–1919
1920
1924–1925
Michigan
Chicago Cardinals
Hammond Pros

William Peter "Bill" Fortune (October 14, 1897 – March 12, 1947)[1] was an American football player. He played guard and tackle for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1917 to 1919.[2][3] He was a member of the 1918 Michigan Wolverines football team that finished the season undefeated and has been recognized as the national championship team of 1918.[4] He later played professional football for the Chicago Cardinals in 1920 and the Hammond Pros from 1924 to 1925.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Bentley Historical Library Necrology File.
  2. "1917 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1917fbt.htm.
  3. "1919 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1919fbt.htm.
  4. "1918 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1918fbt.htm.
  5. "Bill Fortune profile". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FortBi20.htm.
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