Layne was the last quarterback to play without a face mask; he probably would have played without a helmet.
“The secret to a happy life is to run out of cash and air at the same time.”
…Bobby Layne (who died in 1986 at age 59).
“Bobby Layne never lost a game. Time just ran out. Nobody hated to lose more than Bobby.”
“Layne, as bad as he looked throwing the ball, was a winner. You’d work him out and you wouldn’t want him, but you’d want him in your huddle. Players feel that way about a quarterback. When a leader’s in there, they’ll perform.”