November 19, 1912|
Post Falls, Idaho
October 26, 1991 (aged 78)|
Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame (1987)|
Gonzaga Hall of Fame (1988)
Edward S. Justice (November 19, 1912 – October 26, 1991) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Boston/Washington Redskins.
Justice attended and played college football at Gonzaga University, playing in the 1930s under the coaching of Mike Pecarovich. Justice was selected to play for the West in the 1936 East–West Shrine Game. During this game he was named best blocking back and best defensive back.
Justice played seven seasons for the Boston/Washington Redskins, from 1936 to 1942, as a member of a team that won four divisional championships and two NFL championships, in 1937 and 1942. In 1937 Justice caught the winning touchdown pass from Sammy Baugh against Chicago to win the league championship. He was named to the 1942 Pro Bowl team.
Life after football
Following his professional football career Justice served as a member of the armed forces in World War II, and later as a Spokane, Washington businessman.
- Named to Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame (1987)
- Named to Gonzaga University Hall of Fame (1988)
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