McCaleb & Co. to feature Sammy Baugh Thursday, Jan. 27


For Immediate Release
Jan. 25, 2000

On Thursday, Jan. 27, on McCaleb & Co., Dr. Gary McCaleb, ACU vice president, will interview Sammy Baugh, a Texas Midwest resident who's career as a professional football player earned him the title "one of football's iron men."

The weekly television show airs at 7 p.m. on cable channel 7, then again at 10 p.m. It features McCaleb conducting informal interviews with colorful personalities from Abilene and the Texas Midwest region.

Sammy Baugh

Baugh, an icon for the Washington Redskins, has thrown more touchdown passes than anybody in Redskins history. More than Sonny Jurgensen. More than Joe Theismann. More than Billy Kilmer, Norman Snead and Gus Frerotte combined. During his 16 year career from 1937-52, Slingin' Sammy Baugh completed 187 passes in the end zone. Adding to his accomplishments he also racked up 22,585 yards passing to go along with his 1,709 career completions, both third on the list in Redskins history.

In his 16 seasons in the league, Baugh took the Redskins to two world championships and four division titles. He led the league in passing six times, including a 70.3 completion percentage in 1943, led in punting four straight years and was tops in the league with 11 interceptions in 1943. He did all of this in the days where pads were scarce, helmets were leather and players were active for 60 minutes a game.

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