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Shaw , George
George Shaw was born in 1933 and went on to become a standout high school quarterback at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon where he was All-PIL and All-State before beginning his career at the University of Oregon where he was a starter from 1951 to 1954. While at the University of Oregon he was a star on both offense and defense. On defense he set the school's single season record for interceptions with 13 for 136 yards in 1951, and in two different games in 1951 he had 3 interceptions. For his college career he passed for 3,088 yards and had 17 touchdowns to go along with 3,508 total yards from scrimmage. He was a first team All-American quarterback in 1954 and was awarded the Pop Warner and Hoffman awards the same year. The Pop Warner award honored the best player on the West Coast and the Hoffman award honored the best University of Oregon player. Additionally, he was All-Pacific Coast Conference in 1951, 1953, and 1954. In 1955, he played in the East/West Shrine Game and the College All-Star Game. Also in 1955, he was a first round draft pick of the Baltimore Colts and played ahead of Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas until he broke his leg. From 1959 to 1960, he played for the New York Giants, 1961 he played for the Minnesota Vikings and finished his NFL career in 1962 with the Denver Broncos. During his NFL career he passed for 5,829 yards, 7.3 yards per pass and 41 touchdowns. He was inducted into the University of oregon Hall of Fame and in 1980 was inducted into the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.