TIL about Jim Thorpe(May 22/28, 1887–March 28, 1953) The 1st Native American to win a gold medal for the US in the Olympics. Considered 1 of the most versatile athletes of modern sports. He was the 1st president of the APFA, which became the NFL in 1922. He died penniless of heart failure at age 65.

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