Sammy Baugh in his rookie year for the Washington Redskins was a professional quarterback, defensive back and punter. That season Baugh played set an NFL record for completions with 91 in 218 attempts and threw for a league-high 1,127 yards. He is credited for making the forward pass an integral part of the offensive play in the NFL.
Baugh played for the Redskins from 1937-1952 and later coached for the New York Titans and Houston Oilers. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.