Edward “Eddie” Michaels

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A star lineman at Salesianum School, he blossomed into a rare All-American (International News Service, 1935) from the state of Delaware when he was a three-year starting, 60-minute guard for
Villanova. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears, traded to the Washington Redskins, then dealt back to the Bears in 1938. He was a member of the minor-league Wilmington Clippers when they scored a
startling 16-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in 1940, then played four years with the Eagles. He later coached the Clippers and served as line coach for Ottawa of the Canadian League and
Villanova. He was a pioneer inductee (posthumously) in the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. He died Jan. 21, 1976, at the age of 61.



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