- Category : 1922-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Defiance 1
American center in the AAFC and in the National Football League who played for the New York Yankees (AAFC) (1949), New York Yanks (1950–1951), Dallas Texans (1952) and Baltimore Colts (1953). He was chosen twice (1950, 1951) to play in the Pro Bowl.
A member of the Screen Actors Guild, having earned a role in the movie North Dallas Forty, Ecklund also did some acting in TV commercials and appearances as John Wayne's look-alike while residing in Los Angeles.
Ecklund died at age 87 on 6 February 2010 of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey.