- Dan Fortmann
Dan Fortmann Offensive lineman Personal information Date of birth: April 11, 1916 Place of birth: Pearl River, New York Date of death: May 23, 1995(aged 79) Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg) Career information College: Colgate NFL Draft: 1936 / Round: 9 / Pick: 78 Debuted in 1936 for the Chicago Bears Last played in 1943 for the Chicago Bears Career history Career highlights and awards Stats at pro-football-reference.com Pro Football Hall of Fame College Football Hall of Fame
Dr. Daniel John Fortmann (April 11, 1916 – May 23, 1995) was a professional American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. He played college football at Colgate University and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1936 NFL Draft. According to legend, Bears' owner George Halas, reportedly drafted Fortmann because his name had a good, solid football ring to it.
Uncertain as to whether to go to medical school or play football, Halas convinced Fortmann that he could do both. Dan enrolled at the University of Chicago, where he obtained his degree in 1940. He interned in Detroit and completed his surgical training in Pittsburgh. He then set up as a surgeon in Burbank, California, where he became the team physician for the Los Angeles Rams from 1947-1963.
Fortmann was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. He was selected as an All-Pro guard for six consecutive years.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member - Dan Fortmann
- New York Times Obit
- Dan Fortmann at Find a Grave
- Grosshandler, Stanley (1970). "Pro Football's Dorctor Alumni". Rx Sports and Travel (September/October): 1–3. http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/04-05-099.pdf.
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Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1965 NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award1981 Rocky Bleier & Roger Staubach • 1982 Merlin Olsen & O. J. Simpson • 1983 George Blanda & Earl Morrall • 1985 Frank Gifford & Jack Kemp • 1986 Dan Fortmann & Ray Nitschke • 1987 Willie Davis & Don Hutson • 1988 Art Donovan • 1989 Bart Starr • 1990 Nick Buoniconti • 1992 Ken Farragut • 1993 Gino Marchetti • 1994 Byron White • 1995 Alan Page • 1996 Mike Reid • 1997 Jerry Richardson • 1998 Dr. Robert Khayat • 1999 Dr. Ed Sutton • 2000 Paul Salata • 2001 Terry Bradshaw • 2002 Steve Largent • 2003 Fred Dryer • 2004 Bob Griese • 2005 Drew Pearson • 2007 Mike Haynes This biographical article relating to an American football offensive lineman born in the 1910s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.