William Beattie “Big Chief” Feathers (August 20, 1909 - March 11, 1979) (HB) was the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards when finished his rookie seasons with 1,004 yards. Beattie earned the 1933 Southeastern Most Valuable Player award and was named an All-American that same year. In 1934, he joined the Chicago Bears where he led the NFL in rushing yards (1,004), rushing touchdowns (8), average yards per carry (8.4) and yards from scrimmage (1,178), among others. Feathers played seven seasons in the NFL with the Bears (1934-1937), the Brooklyn Dodgers (1938-1939) and the Green Bay Packers (1940) and led the Bears to two NFL Championship Games (1934, 1937). He was named to the 1934 NFL All-Pro First Team. Beattie Feathers finished his playing career with 1,980 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, 243 receiving yards and one touchdown and 116 passing yards on 12 completions for four touchdowns. Beattie Feathers was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. Following his playing days, Beattie became the head football coach at Appalachian State University (1942) and North Carolina State (1944-1951). He then coached as an assistant with Texas Tech University (1954-1960) and Wake Forest University (1961-1975) while also serving as the head baseball coach for both programs. In all, Beattie Feathers had a college football head coaching record of 42-40-4 and a record of 79-135-1 as head baseball coach.