Sammy Baugh is known for taking professional football "off the ground" and putting it "in the air". By the time Baugh had graduated from Texas Christian University in 1937, his passing ability had twice earned him All-America honors and the nickname, "Slingin' Sammy". His pro career with the Washington Redskins lasted from 1937-1952. His career totals include 21,886 yards passing, 186 touchdown passes, a 45.1 punting average and 28 interceptions. Baugh led the Redskins to world championships in 1937 and 1942. He also led the league in passing six times. Baugh was a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. In 1954, he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.