Willie Thrower

Willie Thrower (HM1ADQ)

Location: New Kensington, PA 15068 Westmoreland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 33.935', W 79° 45.298'

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First African American to play quarterback in the modern National Football League and in the Big Ten Conference. He played in two games for the Chicago Bears in 1953 and was a member of Michigan State's national championship team in 1952. Thrower first played football here, for New Kensington High School's WPIAL champion teams, 1946-48. He finished his career in Canada at age 27.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 605394 N 4491279
Decimal Degrees40.56558333, -79.75496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 33.935', W 79° 45.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 33' 56.10" N, 79° 45' 17.88" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 735 Stevenson Blvd, New Kensington PA 15068, US
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