Joey Sternaman

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Joey Sternaman
Position:Quarterback, Halfback
Personal information
Born:(1900-02-01)February 1, 1900
Springfield, Illinois
Died:March 10, 1988(1988-03-10) (aged 88)
Oak Park, Illinois
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight:135 lb (61 kg)
Career information
High school:Springfield (IL)
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Player stats at PFR
Coaching stats at PFR

Joseph Theodore Sternaman (February 1, 1900 – March 10, 1988) was a professional American football player, born in Springfield, Illinois, who played quarterback for nine seasons for the Chicago Bears and Duluth Kelleys. At 5'6" and 135 pounds he was called "the strongest little man I ever met" by sportswriter Grantland Rice.[1] He played quarterback during the years Red Grange starred with the Bears. In 1926, he was the quarterback, head coach, and owner of the Chicago Bulls of the first American Football League. Joey was also the brother of Chicago Bears co-owner Dutch Sternaman.[2]


  1. ^ The Glory Days, by Zach Shields, Decatur Magazine, August/September 2014, pgs. 59-60
  2. ^ David S. Neft, Richard M. Cohen, and Rick Korch, The Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of Professional Football, From 1892 to the Present (St. Martin’s Press 1994), ISBN 0-312-11435-4

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