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Bernie Digris
Born (1919-06-09)June 9, 1919
Union City, Connecticut
Died November 1, 1979(1979-11-01) (aged 60)

Bernard John Digris, (June 9, 1919 - November 1, 1979), was an American football offensive tackle/ for the Chicago Bears and was a member of their 1943 NFL Championship team. Digris played in two games for the Bears during that year.[1]

Early life and education[]

Digris attended high school in Ansonia, Connecticut where he is a member of Ansonia High School's sports hall of fame.

Digris was a graduate of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he captained their football team. He was the first graduate of Holy Cross on a football scholarship to leave with a degree other than Physical Education. His degree was in Chemistry.

After playing professional football Digris was a member of the United States Navy where he served in World War II.

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