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DIESELMAN
03-31-2006, 08:12 AM
The Associated Press reports the NFL coach who invented the shotgun offensive formation with the San Francisco 49ers, Howard "Red" Hickey, died Thursday, March 30, his son said. He was 89. He made history in 1960 when he combined elements of a punt formation, a spread passing attack and a double-wing formation invented by Stanford's Pop Warner into the shotgun, so named by Hickey because it sprayed receivers around the field.....RIP.....:helmet:

Livinginthe past
03-31-2006, 08:22 AM
Nice piece of football history Diesel - thanks.

NM

3 to be 4
03-31-2006, 08:50 AM
In a related story, San Francisco native Harvey "Bung" Brown, 83, the inventor of the center crouch down, passed away at St.PeeWee Hospital from injuries sustained from a beating in a YMCA parking lot.

Livinginthe past
03-31-2006, 09:13 AM
In a related story, San Francisco native Harvey "Bung" Brown, 83, the inventor of the center crouch down, passed away at St.PeeWee Hospital from injuries sustained from a beating in a YMCA parking lot.

Wow! talk about coincidence eh? :rolleyes:

NM

clevestinks
03-31-2006, 10:21 AM
R.I.P.`s all around