Charles Albert Conerly Jr. (September 19 1921 February 13 1996) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New York Giants from 1948 through 1961. Conerly was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966. Conerly was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1945 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He played his entire career with the New York Giants as a quarterback where he was a two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1950 and 1956 and was NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1959 by the Newspaper Enterprise Association. Conerly was named NFL ''Rookie of the Year'' in 1948. He led the Giants to three NFL Championship games in four seasons (19561958 59) including a 47-7 victory over the Chicago Bears in the 1956 NFL Championship.