July 19, 1919|
January 5, 1981 (aged 61)|
Mountain View, California
Norman S. "Norm" Standlee (July 19, 1919 in Downey, California – January 5, 1981 in Mountain View, California) was an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He was drafted out of Stanford University by the Chicago Bears in 1941. He paid immediate dividends by finishing fourth in the league in rushing with a total of 414 yards and second in average per carry with 5.1. He helped the Chicago Bears to the league championship title over the New York Giants that year before serving in the armed forces in World War II.
Standlee was also the first fullback for the San Francisco 49ers of the All-America Football Conference, playing with Frankie Albert, Johnny Strzykalski, and Len Eshmont in that first backfield of the 49ers.
On January 5, 1981, he died of natural causes in a motel room. He was 62.
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- United Press International (January 6, 1981). "NORM STANDLEE,62, STAR OF A STANFORD BACKFIELD;". https://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/06/us/norm-standlee62-star-of-a-stanford-backfield.html?mcubz=0. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
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- "NORM STANDLEE,62, STAR OF A STANFORD BACKFIELD". The New York Times. January 6, 1981. https://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/06/us/norm-standlee62-star-of-a-stanford-backfield.html. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
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