Samuel Adrian “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh (1914-2008) (QB/DB/P) signed a contract to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, straight out of Texas Christian University, but eventually quit baseball in favor if football due to his position on the Cardinals depth chart. Slingin’ Sammy was a two-time All-American in 1935 and 1936 and the Washington Redskins drafted him as the sixth pick overall in the first round of the 1937 NFL Draft. Baugh redefined the quarterback position by utilizing the forward pass and setting an NFL record in his rookie season with 91 completions in 218 attempts, for a league leading 1,127 yards. He earned his first of seven All-Pro selections during that 1937 campaign and drove his Washington Redskins team to the NFA Championship over the Chicago Bears. Sammy set an NFL rookie playoff passing record against the Bears with 355 yards. He led the Redskins to four more championship games (1940, 1942, 1943, 1945) capturing league title in 1942 and 1943. Sammy was a five-time All-Star selection, was elected to the 1951 Pro Bowl and named the NFL Player of the Year in 1947 and 1948. At the time of his retirement, Baugh had set 13 NFL records, two of which still stand – most seasons leading he league in passing (6) (shared with Steve Young) and most seasons leading the league in lowest interception percentage (5). Sammy retired after the 1952 seasons with 21,886 career yards, 1,693 completions in 2,995 attempts while adding 187 touchdowns and 203 interceptions. Sammy Baugh was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. Sammy spent time coaching in the American Football League after retiring from playing and could also be found acting on the big screen in 1941 in the serial King of the Texas Rangers.