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Lee Artoe
Born (1917-03-02)March 2, 1917
Tacoma, Washington
Died April 1, 2005(2005-04-01) (aged 88)
Wilmette, Illinois

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).[1]

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.[2] He returned a fumble in the 1942 NFL Championship Game 52 yards for the first score of the game.[3]


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