Lee Artoe

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Lee Artoe
Position: T/K
Personal information
Date of birth: (1917-03-02)March 2, 1917
Place of birth: Tacoma, Washington
Date of death: April 1, 2005(2005-04-01) (aged 88)
Place of death: Wilmette, Illinois
Career information
College: Santa Clara/California/
NFL draft: 1940 / Round: 11 / Pick: 97
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl selection (1940, 1941, 1942)
  • All-Pro selection (1942)
  • Santa Clara Athletic Hall of Fame
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 84
Games started: 62
Player stats at NFL.com

Lee Robert Reno Artoe (March 2, 1917 – April 1, 2005) was a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for 7 seasons. A tackle, Artoe played for the NFL's Chicago Bears (1940–1942, 1945). In the AAFC, he played for the Los Angeles Dons (1946–1947) and Baltimore Colts (1948).[1]

Artoe played college football at University of California, Berkeley, with the California Golden Bears, and in 1940 was picked in the 11th round by Chicago.[2] He returned a fumble in the 1942 NFL Championship Game 52 yards for the first score of the game.[3]


  1. "Lee Artoe, 88 - Hard-nosed 2-way player on Bears champion team". Chicago Tribune. April 5, 2005. Retrieved December 22, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 1940 NFL draft -Retrieved 2011-1-15
  3. THE COFFIN CORNER: Vol. 18, No. 4 (1996) -Retrieved 2011-1-15

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