Charley Trippi

Charley Trippi

Name Charley Trippi
Profession Football Player
Date of Birth 1921-12-14
Place of Birth Pittston, PA
Death Date
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Charley Trippi

Hall of Fame halfback, and quarterback who played in the Chicago Cardinals’ Dream Backfield in the 1940s and ’50s.

Early Life of Charley Trippi

His college football career at the University of Georgia was interrupted by service in World War II.


He was part of a bidding war between the AAFC’s Giants and the NFL’s Cardinals, who both wanted him. He ended up signing with the Cardinals to a four-year, $100,000 contract in 1947.

Family Life

He fathered three children with his first wife Virginia, who died in 1971.

Associated With

He was a member of the National Football League’s 1940s All-Decade Team, which also included Bill Dudley.

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