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Dan Towler

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Daniel Lee "Deacon" Towler March 6, 1928 – August 1, 2001 was an American football player He played in the National Football League NFL as a fullback for the Los Angeles Rams from 1950 through 1955 He was the NFL leading rusher in 1952 and ranked among the top four rushers each year from 1951 to 1954 He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College

The football statistics website Football Nation calls Towler "the greatest running back you don't know," and "a bright, shining star who lit up the NFL for an oh-so-brief but spectacular three-year period unlike any before or since" "or a three-year period in the early 1950s," says Football Nation, "Towler was the closest thing the NFL has ever produced to an unstoppable ball carrier"

The Professional Football Researchers Association named Towler to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2006

After retiring from football, Towler was named pastor of the Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church in Pasadena, California He was also a chaplain at California State University, Los Angeles and president of the Los Angeles County Board of Education


  1. ^ "Dan Towler" Pro-Football-Referencecom Sports Reference LLC 
  2. ^ "Dan Towler" databaseFootballcom databaseSportscom Archived from the original on 2009-09-12 
  3. ^ "Dan Towler" NFL All-Time Players NFL Enterprises LLC 
  4. ^ a b Terrible Towler:the greatest RB you don't know
  5. ^ "Hall of Very Good Class of 2006" Retrieved November 23, 2016 
  6. ^ Dick Strite August 7, 1957 "Highclimber" Eugene Guard p D1 

External links

  • Dan Towler at Find a Grave

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