Waterfield Rejects Canadian Offers; Signs New Ram Pact, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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Waterfield Rejects Canadian Offers; Signs New Ram Pact LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 13 UP.— Rifle-armed quarterback Bob Waterfield, 1950s professional gridder of the year, signed his 1951 contract with the Los Angeles Rams today, and head coach Joe Stydahar heaved a long sigh of relief. Waterfields signature on his seventh Ram contract ended a financial tug-of* war between the Rams and talent-hungry Canadian pro grid teams over the veteran passers services. The terms of his contract were not disclosed. Stydahar, who already has lost two of his top tackles, Dick Huffman and Ed Champagne* to the Canadian loop, said Waterfields decision to» stick with the Rams gave his team a "much stronger" chance of nailing down the National Football League Division title this season. "With Bob back and Norm Van Brock-lin available, we have the finest one-two punch in the quarterbacking department in the league," the relieved Stydahar said. Waterfield, who holds a host of professional grid records and was named "Pro Player of the Year" by the Touchdown Club in 1950, joined the Rams in 1945 when the team operated under a Cleveland, Ohio, franchise. He. led the team to the championship that year and has been the Rams top quarterback since.

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