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Byline: Michael Richman
Investor's Business Daily
When Bronko Nagurski was at work, his only goal was to do what he did best - play football.
That total focus made him one of the greatest players ever. He starred for the Chicago Bears at fullback, end, linebacker and tackle in the National Football League's early years, when players performed on both sides of the ball. There was hardly a better multipurpose threat.
Nagurski (1908-90) had every reason to feel proud of
his achievements. But he never patted himself on the back. He didn't brag, gloat or trash-talk opponents. After scoring, he simply handed the ball to the official, instead of spiking it. He wasn't about glitz and glamour.
All along, he stayed focused on his goal: winning football games.
"He didn't let the fame go to his head," said Ed Oerichbauer, director of the Bronko Nagurski …