Football Kilroy

Photograph of Francis “Bucko” Kilroy (1921-2007) one of the two plaintiffs in the case against Time Inc. Kilroy was a living legend in Philadelphia sports history. He was born and raised in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia; played football at Temple University; and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1943. Kilroy played 13 seasons with the Eagles as an offensive and defensive lineman. He was a key member of the Eagles teams that made three consecutive appearances in the NFL championship game from 1947 to 1949; winning the NFL title in 1948 and 1949 (both games by shutout the only time in NFL history this has happened). Kilroy made three Pro Bowl appearances and was named seven times on All-Pro teams. After his playing career ended Kilroy worked as a scout for the Dallas Cowboys and in the front office of the New England Patriots. (National Archives)

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