Athlete. A seven-year NFL player, Charlie Toogood got his start as a high school star in North Platte. Toogood was a two-time all-state football player in 1943 and 1944 at tackle. He also won the gold medal in the shot put at the 1945 state track meet with a throw of 47 feet, ¼ inch. Toogood went on to play college football at the University of Nebraska. Besides being a 1950 team captain, Toogood was an All-Big Seven selection in 1949 and 1950. In 1950, he played in the East-West Shrine Bowl. Toogood played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1951 to 1956 and was part of the Rams team that beat the Cleveland Browns for the NFL championship. He then played for the Chicago Cardinals during the 1957 season and for the New York Giants during the 1958 season. In 1984 Toogood was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
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