Sid Luckman 1916-1998

Born in Brooklyn to observant Jewish parents, Sid Luckman was the first modern T-formation football quarterback and is considered the greatest long-range passer of his time. Luckman played college football at Columbia University, where he was named All-American in 1937 and 1938. From 1939 to 1950, Luckman was quarterback for the Chicago Bears and led the team to four NFL championships. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.