Awards & Winners

George Blanda

Date of Birth 17-September-1927
Place of Birth Youngwood
(Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
Nationality United States of America
Profession American football player
George Frederick Blanda was a American football quarterback and placekicker. The son of a Slovak-born Pittsburgh-area coal miner, Blanda has the distinction of having played 26 seasons of professional football, the most in the sport's history, and had scored more points than anyone in history at the time of his retirement. Blanda retired from pro football in 1976 at the age of 48. He was one of only three players to play in four different decades, and he holds the record for most extra points kicked. He was married to Betty Harris from December 17, 1949 until his death on September 27, 2010. He had two children.

Awards by George Blanda

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Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

Nominations 1974 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award


Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
(National Football League)