HALL OF FAME
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES GAMEDAY MAGAZINE 123
END, 1936-39, 1943
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1971
EAGLES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1987
Bill Hewitt was the first player to be named All-NFL with two
different teams - the Bears (1933, ‘34, and ‘36) and Eagles
(1937). Hewitt is known for pitching a lateral to Bill Karr for
the touchdown that won the 1933 NFL Championship Game for
the Bears. He also was credited with inventing many trick plays.
Hewitt, who played without a helmet until a rule change forced
him to wear headgear, was born in Bay City, Michigan. He died
in an automobile accident on January 14, 1947 at the age of 37.