Charles "Ki" Aldrich
Charles "Ki" Aldrich has been called one of the greatest defensive centers ever to play football. At Temple High School in 1934, Aldrich won All-State honors as a center. Co-captain for the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in 1938, Aldrich was named consensus All-America as he led TCU to a 10-0 record and the national championship. An offensive and defensive center, Aldrich played for the Chicago Cardinals during the 1939 and 1940 seasons. From 1941 to 1943, he played for the Washington Redskins and then served two years in the U.S. Navy. After the war, he returned to the Redskins and played through the 1947 season. Aldrich averaged an incredible 50 minutes of playing time per game during his professional football career. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1960.