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PASSINGS: Ed Sprinkle, Brenda Marsh-Mitchell
PASSINGS: Ed Sprinkle, Brenda Marsh-Mitchell

Ed Sprinkle Defensive end for Chicago Bears in '40s and '50s Ed Sprinkle, 90, a star defensive end for the Chicago Bears in the 1940s and `50s who was called the "meanest man" in football, died July 28 in the Chicago suburb of Palos Heights, his family said. Sprinkle played for the Bears from 1944 to 1955 under Coach George Halas, including the 1946 NFL championship team. He was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1940s. Despite weighing only 200 pounds, Sprinkle was labeled the "meanest man" in football in a Collier's magazine article in 1950. Nicknamed "The Claw" for using his forearm to deliver blows to opponents, he leveled...

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