Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

AFL OYW – Lee Grosscup

Here is a story by guest blogger, Dave Steidel, about former NFL, AFL and CFL quarterback, Lee Grosscup.

Autographed 1963 Fleer Lee Grosscup

#13 – Lee Grosscup

Drafted by the New York Giants in 1959 Lee Grosscup, an NEA All-American quarterback out of the University of Utah, had an uphill battle to break into the lineup of one of the NFL’s premier team.  From 1956 through 1961 the Giants played in four championship games with established quarterbacks Charlie Conerly, George Shaw and Y.A. Tittle at the helm.  While Grosscup was learning the system he saw action sparingly and threw only 47 passes in 8 games over his first two seasons.  Under coach Allie Sherman, Grosscup was used mainly as the third string option and was on the headset to the coaching staff in the booth on most Sundays. read more