Friday, April 25, 2014

Spartan Family Mourns .... Earl Morrall

Former Michigan State quarterback passed away on Friday at the age of 79.  While at MSU he was an All American in 1955 and led the Spartans to a Rose Bowl victory in 1956.
 Morrall also on MSU's baseball team.  On the diamond, he was a part of MSU's 1954 Big Ten Championship team as a backup infielder.
2003 TK Legacy
Morrall was drafted in the first round by San Francisco 49ers but his name became known as a Baltimore Colt and Miami Dolphin.  He could be considered as the greatest back up quarterback in NFL history.  As a Colt, when Johnny Unitas was injured, he stepped in and won the 1968 NFL MVP and led the Colts to a Super Bowl.
While with Dolphins, Morrall stepped in for injured Bob Griese and started 9 of the games for Miami's undefeated 1972 season.  Morrall played a total of 22 seasons in the NFL after retiring in 1976.

I have a total of 28 Earl Morrall cards. I will show some here:
1964 Philadelphia

1969 Topps
1997 Upper Deck Legends autograph

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