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Keith Birlem is pictured during his time as a quarterback at San Jose State in 1938. He was named a "Little All-American" that year and went on to play in the NFL for the Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Birlem was killed in an airplane accident May 7, 1943 near Polebrook, England. (San Jose State University)

Keith Birlem is pictured during his time as a quarterback at San Jose State in 1938. He was named a "Little All-American" that year and went on to play in the NFL for the Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Birlem was killed in an airplane accident May 7, 1943 near Polebrook, England. (San Jose State University)

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