Category Archives: George Blair
George Blair was a Chargers defensive back and kicker from 1961-1964. He was a member of the Chargers “Seven Bandits” defensive backfield that set a record with 49 interceptions in 1961; Blair had two himself that season, and five in his career.
In 2007, the field at Laurel high School in Laurel, Mississippi, was renamed “George Blair Field.” An article was recently written about Blair, the field, and Blair’s post-playing career as a high school football coach at his alma mater.
I received a telephone call today from Lance Alworth. He called to tell me that he enjoyed reading today’s post, which was an interview that we had done some 15 years before, talking about his former head coach, Sid Gillman. He also asked if we could better explain a line from the interview. Here is what Lance had to say…
I read Todd’s post today with the interview that we did back in 1998. Sid was truly an innovative coach.