The NFL's forgotten legend
[size=12pt]The NFL's forgotten legend[/size]
By David Fleming
Updated: October 4, 2007, 4:10 PM ET
...This chapter focuses on the Maroons' remarkable running back Tony Latone, the NFL's unofficial leading rusher of the 1920s and a player Hall of Famer Red Grange once described as "one hell broth of a rugged coal miner and for my money the most football player I have ever seen." Grange remains an icon of the frontier era of the NFL. Yet in 30 fewer games, Latone ran for more yards and scored more touchdowns than the great Galloping Ghost. In fact, Bears founder George Halas said that if Latone had gone to college he would "certainly have been one of the greatest pro players of all time."...