Abe Gibron

American football head coach

1925 – 1997

 Credit ยป
92

Who was Abe Gibron?

Abraham "Abe" Gibron was a professional American football player and coach. Gibron played 11 seasons as a guard in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League in the 1940s and 1950s, mostly with the Cleveland Browns. He was then hired as an assistant coach for the NFL's Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears before becoming head coach of the Bears between 1972 and 1974.

Gibron grew up in Indiana, where he was a standout athlete in high school. After graduating, he spent two years in the U.S. military during World War II, enrolling at Valparaiso University upon his discharge. He later transferred to Purdue University, where he played football for two years and was named an All-Big Ten Conference guard. Gibron's professional career began in 1949 with the Buffalo Bills of the AAFC. The league dissolved after that season, however, and he moved to the Browns in the NFL. While he was initially a substitute, Gibron developed into a strong lineman on Cleveland teams that won NFL championships in 1950, 1954 and 1955 behind an offensive attack that featured quarterback Otto Graham, end Dante Lavelli and tackle Lou Groza. He was named to the Pro Bowl, the NFL's all-star game, each year between 1952 and 1955.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Sep 22, 1925
Michigan City
Also known as
  • Abraham Gibron
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Purdue University
  • Valparaiso University
Lived in
  • Michigan City
Died
Sep 23, 1997
Belleair

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Abe Gibron." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 6 Oct. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/abe_gibron>.

Discuss this Abe Gibron biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Browse Biographies.net