Throwback Thursday - Bobby Waterfield

Some pretty awesome players have helped shape the game we've all come to love.   Each Thursday NFL RUSH highlights one of the best so you can see just how cool these guys were. 


This week we feature former Rams legend Bob Waterfield.


The Cleveland Rams drafted UCLA QB Bob Waterfield in 1944. He hit the league like a tidal wave, becoming the first rookie ever to win MVP and leading the Rams to the NFL Championship.


He signed a three-year contract for $20,000 per year, which made him the highest-paid player in pro football.


In his first four seasons, Waterfield also played defense and intercepted a career total of 20 passes. As a place kicker, he had 315 successful PATs and 60 field goals, and as a punter, had a 42.4 yard average.


You read that right: Bob Waterfield played quarterback, defensive back, kicker and punter!


Waterfield's best weapon was the deep ball. He led the NFL in passing in the 1946 and 1951 seasons, and ended his eight-year career with 814 completions, 11,849 yards and 97 touchdowns.


He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.


What else was happening in 1946?

Bread cost 10 cents a loaf.


The first meeting of United Nations General Assembly was held.


A new car cost $1,400.

The movie "It's a Wonderful Life" premiered.

A major undersea earthquake near Alaska, measuring 7.4 magnitude, caused a tsunami that reached Hawaii some 2,400 miles away.

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  • New York Giants

    April 1, 2014

    lightyear102 · rookie

    when will the season start

  • New England Patriots

    March 28, 2014

    thunders03 · 2nd string

    No, Crazy Legs is a wide reciever.

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 27, 2014

    jayspin32 · starter

    does anyone have more than one account

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 27, 2014

    winnerxl · veteran

    i know him. he was awsome

  • St. Louis Rams

    March 27, 2014

    sheltenbh · practice squad

    his niuckname wasn't crazylegs that was a wr

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 27, 2014

    jayspin32 · starter


  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 27, 2014

    gav1235 · practice squad

    Wow I had no idea that the Rams played in Cleveland #interesting

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    March 27, 2014

    troy123ben · draftee

    Ya Bobby

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 27, 2014

    seahawkmania101 · starter

    And im not sure but i think his nickname was crazylegs.

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 27, 2014

    seahawkmania101 · starter

    first comment.... or at least i think i am.