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Old 06-17-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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Historic Redskins: ALBERT GLENN (TURK) EDWARDS

Historic Redskins: ALBERT GLENN (TURK) EDWARDS
I picked "Turk" Edwards to be my first Historic Redskins weekly feature for one reason and it's is you need to know about this guy and others to understand better the proud Redskins tradition. To quote Bob Marley who was a big Redskins fan "In this great future you can't forget your past". Having said that each week I will bring up the name and details about a great player or Coach or owner from the Redskins past. I would ask that you please just read about this player as a show of respect and if you know more or can google more and add to the thread please do. Remember to think about these guys in the context of the game when they played.

Historic Redskins: ALBERT GLENN (TURK) EDWARDS
Tackle >>> 6-2, 255
(Washington State)
1932 Boston Braves, 1933-1936 Boston Redskins,
1937-1940 Washington Redskins


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Albert Glen Edwards -- much better known as “Turk” first gained prominence as an All-America tackle at Washington State and as a star on the Cougars' 1931 Rose Bowl squad. When he finished college a year later, he received offers from three National Football League clubs and he chose the highest bid –- $1,500 for 10 games from the newly organized Boston Braves, a team that would later take the name Boston Redskins and then move to Washington in 1937.
http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/me...p?player_id=62
http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/pl...sf/ID/01350002

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Tail Boner?On September 22, 1940, Washington Redskins captain Turk Edwards went out for the coin toss at the start of a game. As he trotted back to the bench, he caught a cleat in the turf and one of his knees buckled. The future Hall of Famer never played professional football again.
http://www.anecdotage.com/index.php?aid=8482

Here is a good shot of him on the 1937 Championship team with some skinny fella wearing #33. Turk is #17



Great player huh?
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:16 AM   #2
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Re: Historic Redskins: ALBERT GLENN (TURK) EDWARDS

Thanks for the history lesson, SBF.

I've heard of many of the old-time players, but it's definitely cool to have some background on them.
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Nice one, SBF.
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:30 AM   #4
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Look at how well padded and protected those guys were. Good gosh man!

I've got a little more about "Turk" I'll add to this thread from the Corrine Griffith book "My Time with the Redskins" where these guys didn't do this for fame and much money. Turk got $150 a game and that was a lot for back then and he still had to get a off season job to support his family like all players then.

I also like the fact he went from Player to Coach too.

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Marley was a Redskin fan? Is this a fact? Please do tell.
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Marley was a Redskin fan? Is this a fact? Please do tell.
EVERY cool person is a Redskins fan, Mon.
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Re: Historic Redskins: ALBERT GLENN (TURK) EDWARDS

great story.........

Elvis was a Redskin Fan Just another example of the great information you learn from this forum.............
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That's cool that they let the dog on the pic.
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Great stuff! Who is number 22 in the picture? I can't make out his signature (Chuck... something) but he sure is an odd-looking dude, isn't he? It's funny, the picture is from 70 years ago, and the guys sure don't look all that athletic, but I guess they had to be tough with no pads, leather helmets, and no face masks.... Wonder what the 'perfect form' for tackling was back in those days?
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