George Fleming
Fleming in 1971
Born:(1938-06-29)June 29, 1938
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Died:December 6, 2021(2021-12-06) (aged 83)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 37th district
In office
1969–1971
Member of the Washington State Senate
from the 37th district
In office
1971–1991
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Career information
Position(s)RB
Placekicker
CollegeWashington
High schoolDallas (TX) Booker T. Washington
AFL draft1961 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13
Drafted byOakland Raiders
NFL draft1961 / Round: 6 / Pick: 76
Drafted byChicago Bears
Career history
As player
1961Oakland Raiders
19631964Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
  • Named co-MVP of 1960 Rose Bowl (shared with Bob Schloredt). Kicked a Rose Bowl record 44-yard field goal. Returned a punt return for touchdown. Kicked 5 PAT.
  • Kicked a 54-yard field goal as a Raider in 1961; this briefly stood as the AFL record and stood as the Raiders' standard until 2003.
  • Led CFL in scoring as rookie with 135 points and kicking a league-record 55-yard field goal.
  • Held the Rose Bowl, AFL and CFL records for longest 3-pointers.[1]
Awards1963 - Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy

George Tyree Fleming (June 29, 1938 – December 6, 2021) was an American politician and professional football player. A multi-positional player, he played college football for the Washington Huskies. Fleming was a member of AAWU champion 1959 and 1960 Washington Huskies football teams, playing in the 1960 and 1961 Rose Bowls. He earned second-team All-Coast halfback and Co-Player of the Game honors after the Huskies' win in 1960 Rose Bowl. For his contribution to the Rose Bowl game, he was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on December 31, 2011.[2][3]

In 1968, Fleming entered a career in Washington state politics, including two years in the state House of Representatives and 20 in the Senate. He retired after the 1990 session.

Fleming died at his Seattle home on December 6, 2021, at the age of 83.[4]

See also

References

George Fleming Lt Gov Washington 1988
  1. ^ Raley, Dan (August 14, 2007). "Where Are They Now? George Fleming, UW football legend". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Archived from the original on November 3, 2020. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
  2. ^ Ron Dayne, Dick Enberg and George Fleming to be Inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Archived December 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Tournament of Roses Association, December 4, 2011
  3. ^ Waggoner, Cassandra (November 4, 2007). "George Fleming (1937–2021)". BlackPast.org. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  4. ^ Associated Press (December 8, 2021). "Former Washington state legislator George Fleming dies at 83". OPB. Archived from the original on December 11, 2021. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
Preceded byBob Jeter Rose Bowl MVP co-MVP with Bob Schloredt 1960 Succeeded byBob Schloredt