Earl "Curly" Lambeau founded the Green Bay Packers and served as one of the pioneers of the NFL. Lambeau played, coached and served as president of the Packers during his long career. As one longtime Packers' observer said, he even sold programs at times.
While a player-coach, Lambeau pioneered the forward pass. He led the Packers to six championships and accumulated a 212-106-21 record as coach in Green Bay.
Lambeau coached in Green Bay until 1949 and later coached and served in the front office of the Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins.
Perhaps the biggest tribute to Lambeau was that the Packers' legendary stadium was named after him.