College and pro football star. Attended Duke, 1936–1940. Named all-SC and second-team all-American as halfback, 1939. Rushed for 20 or more yards 23 times, leading to nickname One Play McAfee. Drafted by Chicago Bears. Helped team to 1940, 1941, 1946 NFL titles. Versatile player used as rusher, receiver, punter, defensive back, and kick returner. One of top punt returners in NFL history. All-NFL, 1941. Led league with 12 touchdowns, 1941. In military, 1942–1944. Led league in punt returns, 1948. Retired after 1950 season. For career rushed for 1,685 yards, caught 85 passes, intercepted 21 passes, returned 112 punts an average of 12.8 yards, scored 39 touchdowns, many of a spectacular nature. Retired to Durham. Officiated NFL games, 1961–1966. Member National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame. Born 1918, Corbin, Ky., raised in Ironton, Ohio. He died March 4, 2009.
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