Charley Seabright

Charley Seabright
Born:February 13, 1918
Wheeling, West Virginia
Died:March 18, 1981(1981-03-18) (aged 63)
Bridgeport, Ohio
Career information
Position(s)Halfback, Quarterback
CollegeWest Virginia
High schoolBenwood Union (WV)
Career history
As player
1941Cleveland Rams
1946–1950Pittsburgh Steelers

Charles "Charley" Edward Seabright (February 13, 1918 – March 18, 1981) was an American Football player from Wheeling, West Virginia, where he spent the majority of his professional career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[1] Seabright played both offense and defense with the Steelers from 1946–1950, including stints as the starting quarterback.[2][3] Seabright started every game for the 1947 Steelers in a season that ended in a one-game playoff to eventual champion Philadelphia.[4] The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette considered Seabright, who wore number 33, a star player during the championship run.[4] Seabright was one of the last NFL players to play both offense and defense.[5] In addition, Seabright is recognized as being the last professional football player to be a quarterback in the "single-wing" formation, the precursor to the T-formation regularly used by all NFL teams.[6] Seabright began his professional football career with the Cleveland Rams in 1941. However, he left football from 1942-1944 to serve in combat in World War II.

College career[]

Seabright attended West Virginia University (1938–1941) where he is considered one of the two best players from that era, the other being Harry Clarke who went on to be a championship quarterback with the Chicago Bears. Seabright was inducted into the WVU Hall of Fame in 2004.[5]