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Ed Cifers
No. 43
Position:End
Personal information
Born:(1916-07-18)July 18, 1916
Church Hill, Tennessee
Died:July 19, 2005(2005-07-19) (aged 89)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Dobyns-Bennett
(Kingsport, Tennessee)
College:Tennessee
NFL Draft:1941 / Round: 6 / Pick: 50
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:37
Receiving yards:399
Touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Edward Clifton Cifers (July 18, 1916 – July 19, 2005) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears. He played college football at the University of Tennessee and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1941 NFL Draft.

Early life

Attended Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he was the first All-state high school football selection from NE Tennessee.

College career

Cifers played college football at the University of Tennessee and was a part of three SEC championship teams for head coach Robert Neyland.[1]

Professional career

All-Pro in 1942, led Redskins to 1942 NFL Championship.

Military career

In 1942, Cifers enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served at Norfolk Naval Base during World War II. He was also a part of the Del-Monte Pre-Flight football team.[2]

References