George Blair had Big Influence in Laurel HS Football

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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.

Prep football playoffs: Former Pascagoula star George Blair namesake of Laurel field where he coached

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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

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