Bronko Nagurski

Bronko Nagurski

Name Bronko Nagurski
Profession Football Player
Date of Birth 1908-11-03
Place of Birth Canada
Age 81 yrs
Death Date 1990-01-07
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Bronko Nagurski

Canadian-born NFL fullback for the Chicago Bears from 1930 to 1937 and again in 1943; later became a professional wrestler.

Early Life of Bronko Nagurski

He was discovered by the University of Minnesota head coach, who saw him plowing a field.


He hauled bags of groceries for his parents as a youth and helped out in timbering operations near his hometown of International Falls, Minnesota.

Family Life

He fathered a son, Bronko Nagurski Jr., in 1937, one year after marrying his childhood sweetheart, Eileen Kane.

Associated With

He and Dave Winfield were named by Sports Illustrated as two of the four greatest athletes in Minnesota state history.

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