The decade was one of learning and exploration. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness. These records include: After the 1951 season, Hirsch finished second behind Otto Graham in voting conducted by the United Press (UP) for the NFL Player of the Year award. [2], Hirsch continued to play for the Rams through the 1957 season. During his career with the Rams, Hirsch never again attained the salary level he was paid as a rookie. "[42], In the fifth game of the 1948 season, Hirsch sustained a fracture on the right side of his skull after being kicked in the head during a game against the Cleveland Browns. NFL running back and wide receiver for the Chicago Rockets from 1946 to 1948 and the Los Angeles Rams from 1949 until 1957. [82] He was also named to the NFL's 1950s All-Decade Team (as a flanker) in August 1969. Elroy Hirsch was born on the 17th of June, 1923. [9][10][11][12] At the end of the season, Hirsch was selected by the Associated Press (AP) as a first-team halfback on the 1942 All-Big Ten Conference football team. Elroy Hirsch was born in the Year of the Pig. Born: 17-Jun-1923 Birthplace: Wausau, WI Died: 28-Jan-2004 Location of death: Madison, WI Cause of death: Natural Causes Remains: Buried, Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, WI Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Football Nationality: United States Executive summary: LA Rams halfback 1949-57 [8] As a sophomore, Hirsch starred as a halfback for the 1942 Wisconsin Badgers football team that compiled an 8–1–1 record, defeated reigning national champion Ohio State (17–7), lost only one game to Iowa (0–6), tied with Notre Dame (7–7), and was ranked No. In the opening game of the 1951 season, Norm Van Brocklin passed for an NFL record 554 yards, including 173 yards and four touchdown passes to Hirsch. [2], In September 1947, Hirsch caught a 76-yard touchdown pass for an AAFC record. [58] In nine years with the Rams, Hirsch totaled 343 receptions for 6,299 yards and 53 touchdowns. [48] After Hirsch sustained a second head injury (having previously suffered a skull fracture in 1948), Rams coach Shaughnessy had a special, 11-ounce helmet designed for Hirsch, using a strong, light plastic that had been used previously in the construction of fighter planes.[49]. Son Elroy, age six, born in Wisconsin. In November 1987, the University of Wisconsin retired Hirsch's jersey number 40. [72] The Rams began the 1960s in the lower tier of the NFL, compiling a losing record each year from 1959 to 1965. Census Place: Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: 2582; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0066; Image: 959.0; FHL microfilm: 2342316. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. Powers of Chicago Daily News wrote: "His crazy legs were gyrating in six different directions, all at the same time; he looked like a demented duck.