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Benny Friedman

Induction Year: 1976 Sport: Football

Quarterbacked the New York Giants from 1929-1931, leading the teams to second place finishes in first two seasons. Giants’ owner Tim Mara purchased entire Detroit Wolverine’s team in order to secure Friedman’s services. Was All-American quarterback at University of Michigan and part of famed “Benny to Bennie (Oosterbaan)” passing combination there. Considered the greatest football player ever to play for Cleveland Glenville High School.