Boob Darling

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Boob Darling
Born:November 18, 1903
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Died:March 5, 1968
Career information
Position(s)Center
CollegeBeloit
Ripon
Career history
As player
1927–1931Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
HonorsPackers Hall of Fame

Bernard "Boob" Darling (November 18, 1903 – March 5, 1968) was an American football player. He played his entire five-year career with the Green Bay Packers[1] and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1970.[2] Bernard received his nickname from his younger sister who always called him 'booboo' which was eventually shortened to just 'boob'.[3] Darling died at Milwaukee in March 1968, of cancer.[4]

He is the younger brother of Lon Darling, a pioneer in early professional basketball in the United States and founder of the National Basketball League.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team Age Position Games Played Games Started
1927 Green Bay Packers 24 Center 1 0
1928 Green Bay Packers 25 Center 7 1
1929 Green Bay Packers 26 Center 11 7
1930 Green Bay Packers 27 Center 13 7
1931 Green Bay Packers 28 Center 4 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boob Darling". NFL. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  2. ^ Gullickson, Denis J. (2006). Vagabond Halfback: The Life and Times of Johnny Blood McNally. Trail Books. p. 176. ISBN 978-1-931599-73-3.
  3. ^ Wolf, Bob. "Boob Darling Tried in Vain to Shed His Nickname." The Milwaukee Journal 7 Dec. 1965: n. pag. Print.
  4. ^ "Boob Darling, Ex-Packer, Dies at 64". The Milwaukee Sentinel. March 6, 1968. p. 9. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Bernard "Boob" Darling". Packers.com. Green Bay Packers. Retrieved May 23, 2019.