MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Long before he was a quarterback in the NFL, Earl Morrall was a star athlete in his western Michigan hometown.
There’s a street in Muskegon named for Morrall behind Hackley Stadium. He led the Muskegon Big Reds to state championships in football and baseball in 1951.
Morrall died Friday in Florida at age 79.
Longtime radio broadcaster Jim Moyes tells the Muskegon Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1ikiYfc) he interviewed Morrall many times. He calls him “Mr. Muskegon.”
Muskegon football coach Shane Fairfield says players still are told about Morrall. He says Morrall is part of the “tradition and the foundation we speak about every day.”
Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, http://www.mlive.com/muskegon