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Chamberlin, Guylocked

(16 January 1894–04 April 1967)
  • Gerald Gems

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Chamberlin, Guy (16 January 1894–04 April 1967), professional football player and coach, was born Berlin Chamberlin in Blue Springs, Nebraska, the son of Elmer E. Chamberlin and Ana I. Tobyne. He grew up in a large farm family. Tall and fast, Chamberlin had the makings of a fine athlete, but the local high school was too small to field a football team. Relegated to sandlot play against nearby teams and lacking confidence, he entered a small college, Nebraska Wesleyan, in 1912. There he blossomed as a football star, winning all-state honors in his first season and attracting the attention of Jumbo Stiehm, football coach at the University of Nebraska, who recruited Chamberlin to the larger state institution....

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