This Small Town American Man Was an NFL Champion

He led an interesting life you don’t know.

His name was Lloyd Sumner “Shorty” Burdick. That name might not ring a bell to you, but it should. Because he’s one of the most interesting figures in American history that you don’t know.

Born in 1908 in the small Central Illinois town of Assumption, population roughly 1,200…



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Noah Nelson

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Alum | Author of “Life: A Collection of Short Stories” and “Dana and Me” | Featured Writer on ILLUMINATION (23x).