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Joe Stydahar
Offensive Tackle
Jersey #(s)
Born March 17, 1912(1912-03-17)
Kaylor, Pennsylvania
Died March 23, 1977 (aged 65)
Beckley, West Virginia
Career information
Year(s) 19361946
NFL Draft 1936 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
College West Virginia
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 84
Fumble recoveries 2
Coaching record 20-27-1
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • 4× NFL All-Star selection (1938, 1939, 1940, 1941)
  • All-Pro selection (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942)
  • 4× NFL champion (1940, 1941, 1946, 1951)
  • NFL 1930s All-Decade Team

Joseph Lee Stydahar(born as Stajduhar) (March 17, 1912 – March 23, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1936 to 1942 and 1945 to 1946 and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was born and raised about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh in the small mining community of Kaylor, Pennsylvania in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Stydahar attended West Virginia University, and was the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams during the 1950 and 1951 seasons, and the Chicago Cardinals during 1953 and 1954.

College years

At West Virginia, Stydahar won various All-Eastern honors and after his senior year, he was invited to participate in the College All-Star game and the East-West All-Star game.

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Preceded by
Clark Shaughnessy
Los Angeles Rams Head Coaches
Succeeded by
Hamp Pool
Preceded by
Joe Kuharich
Chicago Cardinals Head Coaches
Succeeded by
Ray Richards


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