George Christensen

  • NFL 1930s All- Decade Team
  • 6x All- Pro ( 1931-1936 ) 1 2 team
  • Won 1x NFL Championship
  • University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame (1996 )

George Washington Christensen ( born December 13, 1909 in Pendleton, Oregon, USA, † July 1, 1968 in Aspen, Colorado), nicknamed Tarzan, was a US- American football player. He played in the National Football League ( NFL).

Playing career

Christensen attended in his hometown high school. He played from 1928 to 1930 at the University of Oregon Football. During his career, the football team of the College 23 of 30 games won. From 1931 to 1938 Christensen played in the NFL, first with his partner on the offensive line Ox Emerson until 1933 for the Portsmouth Spartans. Both were for the protection of quarterback / tailback Dutch Clark, a later member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, responsible. Christensen played after moving the team from Portsmouth to Detroit until 1938 for the Detroit Lions. 1935 was the Lions under head coach Potsy Clark win the NFL championship 26-7 against the New York Giants. 1938 ended Christensen his career.


Christensen is a member of the NFL 1930s All- Decade Team. From 1931 to 1936 he was chosen in each case to the All- Pro. It is located in the Hall of Fame of his university.

After the career

Together with his former teammates at the Lions Frank Christensen George Christensen founded a company in Salt Lake City, Utah, which manufactured diamond tools. The company opened in 1957 and a branch office in Celle. Furthermore, the two former football players Christensen Machine Company, which later merged with Baker Hughes founded. George Christensen died of heart failure and is buried at the Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen.