AFL/NFL 49ERS RB JOHN STRZYKALSKI'S 1961 SOUTH DIVISION HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK
Another nice collectible for your consideration. You are looking on one (1) 1961 South Division High School Yearbook with future AFL/NFL star John Strzykalski. This product is for the 1961 South Division High School Yearbook (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), titled "The Cardinal." This is the Senior year for Strzykalski. Strzykalski is shown and mentioned in the book a couple times. Once with his senior classmates in his yearbook photo and once in the football section wearing a period jersey.
Book is 150 pages and measures ~8 by 22" (inches). It is in pretty good shape considering it's age. Spine is strong. All pages are attached and the like. The book is signed by many of Strzykalski's classmates and teachers and includes the football coach, the wrestling coach and others. See my other products for more high school yearbooks featuring future sport legends, political stars, celebrities (or pre-celeb's) and notables.
Former professional football running back John Raymond Strzykalski was born December 14, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Strzykalski attended Marquette University and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 1946 NFL draft. Instead, he signed with the 49ers in the All-American Football Conference. Strzykalski played with the San Francisco 49ers from 1946 to 1952, four in the AAFC (1946-'49), and three more (1949-'52) after the AAFC and the NFL merged.
With the 49ers, Strzykalski was a 4-time All-Pro selection and played in the first AFL-NFL Pro Bowl game. He had his best season in 1948 rushing for 915 yards and 4 touchdowns and collecting 26 receptions for 485 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Strzykalski died June 19, 2002 in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
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