Elmer Kenneth “Ken” Strong (April 21, 1906 - October 5, 1979) (HB/FB/TB/WB/DB/K) played his entire college and professional career for teams in and around New York City and was often compared to legendary fellow Hall of Famer Red Grange. Strong was a powerful All-American running back out of New York University, who amassed 285 points over three seasons with the Bobcats. Despite local opinion, Strong joined the NFL’s Staten Island Stapletons in 1929 rather than the iconic New York Giants. He played four seasons in Staten Island (1929-1932), and then joined the New York Giants (1933-1935) before departing for the New York Yankees (1936-1937) of the American Football League. In 1939, he returned to he Giants for one season before retiring, only to be coaxed out of retirement during World War II, as the league was depleted of talent due to service. In his eight seasons with the Giants, Strong played for the NFL League Championship six times and helped them capture the title in 1934. His ability to do virtually anything on the field made Ken an amazing all-around player. He could block, run, pass, catch, kick, punt and defend with great efficiency and result, earning him five NFL Pro Bowl selections. After playing 14 years, Ken Strong retired with (unofficially) 1,228 rushing yards and 24 rushing touchdowns, 254 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Overall, Strong scored 484 all-purpose points on 34 touchdowns, 166 extra points and 38 field goals. Ken Strong was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1957.