March 2, 1917|
April 1, 2005 (aged 88)|
Lee Robert Reno Artoe (March 2, 1917 – April 1, 2005) was a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for 7 seasons. A tackle, Artoe played for the NFL's Chicago Bears (1940–1942, 1945). In the AAFC, he played for the Los Angeles Dons (1946–1947) and Baltimore Colts (1948).
Artoe played college football at University of California, Berkeley, with the California Golden Bears, and in 1940 was picked in the 11th round by Chicago. He returned a fumble in the 1942 NFL Championship Game 52 yards for the first score of the game.
- "Lee Artoe, 88 - Hard-nosed 2-way player on Bears champion team". Chicago Tribune. April 5, 2005. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-04-05/news/0504050183_1_bears-coach-george-halas-football-career-chicago-bears. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
- 1940 NFL draft -Retrieved 2011-1-15
- THE COFFIN CORNER: Vol. 18, No. 4 (1996) -Retrieved 2011-1-15
- Lee Artoe at Find a Grave
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