George Stanley Halas ( born February 2, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, † October 31, 1983 ibid ), nicknamed Papa Bear or Mr. Everything, was a baseball and American football player, coach and owner of the National Football League teams Chicago Bears from 1920 to 1983.
Halas studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. During the First World War he served in the U.S. Navy and was playing with a football team of the Navy in 1919 at the Rose Bowl against another team of Navy. The team of Halas could win the game. He was elected Most Valuable Player of the game. Halas played from 1920 to 1928 as a defensive end and as an end for the Bears. At the same time, he coached this team. He won as a coach in his 40 years of coaching career in eight NFL championship titles (1921, 1932-1933, 1940-1941, 1943, 1946 and 1963). Halas had great success with the introduction of the T - formation quarterback Sid Luckman with.
Halas is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 1963. In addition, the Cup of the NFC Championship is named after him.
The Chicago Bears still bear his initials GSH on the jersey sleeves.