Gridiron and Grace: A Look Back at the Toledo Troopers

Posted on September 20, 2017

by Gayle H

Football has often been compared with ballet, because they both require finesse, strength, balance, speed, flexibility and mental focus. Toledo’s unique history, regarding football and our connection with the 1970s era woman’s movement, includes our own Toledo Troopers. During their nine-year existence from 1971 through 1979, they won seven national championships and held an impressive record that boasted only four games lost out of sixty-eight played. They were recognized in 1983 as the winningest pro football team ever by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Local History and Genealogy Department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library was proud to feature a display of Toledo Troopers memorabilia from the personal collections of several of its players. The display opened on Thursday, September 21, 2017, as part of the Art Loop’s Dancin’ in the Streets event, and remained on display through the end of November 2017. You can even check out the items online though out digital collection available on Ohio Memory.

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