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Ed Cifers
Born (1916-07-18)July 18, 1916
Church Hill, Tennessee
Died July 19, 2005(2005-07-19) (aged 89)
Knoxville, Tennessee

Edward Clifton Cifers (July 18, 1916 – July 19, 2005) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears. He played college football at the University of Tennessee and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1941 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Attended Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he was the first All-state high school football selection from NE Tennessee.

College career[edit | edit source]

Cifers played college football at the University of Tennessee and was a part of 3 SEC championship teams for legendary head coach Robert Neyland.[1]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

All-Pro in 1942, led Redskins to 1942 NFL Championship.

Military career[edit | edit source]

In 1942, Cifers enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served at Norfolk Naval Base during World War II. He was also a part of the Del-Monte Pre-Flight football team.[2]

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