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1959 - 1950 Pro Football Necrology List

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Here are the reported deaths of Pro Football players between the years 1950 - 1959.

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1959 - 43

1958 - 35

1957 - 40

1956 - 30

1955 - 26

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1953 - 32

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Pro Football Deaths 1959

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Bachor, Ludwig Aloysius 'Rip' 1928 Detroit Wolverines 12/10/01 12/10/59 57
Bell, Bert 1933 Philadelphia Eagles Owner 2/25/1895 10/11/59 64 HOF
Beson, Warren L. 1949 Baltimore Colts 11/16/23 10/25/59 35
Big Bear, Samuel 1922 Oorang Indians 12/25/1889 12/21/59 69
Brahm, Lawrence 'Larry' 1942 Cleveland Rams 08/12/16 07/16/59 42
Brindley, Walt 1921 Rock Island Independents 5/24/1895 05/13/59 63
Caldwell, Bruce 1928 New York Giants 02/08/06 02/15/59 53
Campofreda, Nick 1944 Washington Redskins 01/14/14 05/23/59 45
Carnes, Wilce 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 10/26/16 05/01/59 42
Clark, Earl Franklin 'Click' 1926 Los Angeles Wildcats (AFL I) 8/09/1891 04/10/59 67 Coach
Daum, Carl 'Red' 1922 Akron Pros 9/18/1898 06/30/59 60
Davis, Carl Lewis 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 05/19/03 10/14/59 56
Dolly, John R. 'Dick' 1941 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/12/17 05/30/59 41
DuMoe, Joe 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 7/30/1895 02/23/59 63
Franklin, Paul R. 1931 Chicago Bears 02/10/06 08/26/59 53
Ghersanich, Vern 1943 Chicago Cardinals 12/22/19 11/12/59 39
Giddens, Hersell 'Wimpy' 1938 Philadelphia Eagles 11/25/14 02/12/59 44
Glassgow, Willis 'Bill' 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 04/21/07 11/01/59 52
Gwosden, Milo 1925 Buffalo Bisons 10/20/1898 10/25/59 61
Harris, Kenneth 'Bunk' 1923 Duluth Kelleys 6/26/1894 08/30/59 65
Hupke, Tom 1934 Detroit Lions 12/28/10 09/07/59 48
Kane, James Arthur 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 3/08/1898 10/13/59 61
Kowalski, Adolph Ernest 'Al' 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/29/21 08/18/59 38
Loucks, Edwin Earl 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs 9/15/1895 09/12/59 63
Mara, Tim 1925 New York Giants Owner 7/29/1887 02/16/59 71 HOF
Nesser, Philip 1920 Columbus Panhandles 12/10/1880 05/09/59 78
Noble, James E. 'Jim' 1925 Buffalo Bisons 10/10/01 09/30/59 57
O'Connell, Harry J. 1924 Chicago Bears 8/10/1895 03/26/59 63
O'Neal, Jim 1946 Chicago Rockets 02/13/24 10/13/59 35
Potteiger, William Earl 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 2/11/1893 04/07/59 66
Robb, Stanley Rankin 1926 Canton Bulldogs 9/19/1899 01/09/59 59
Rosato, Sal 1945 Washington Redskins 06/06/18 01/12/59 40
Satenstein, Bernard O. 'Ollie' 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 04/04/06 05/02/59 53
Saunders, Ward 'Buck' 1922 Toledo Maroons 7/05/1892 10/16/59 67
Schaffnit, Pete 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 6/29/1903 04/04/59 55
Shaw, Benjamin N. 'Ben 1923 Canton Bulldogs 6/18/1893 03/16/59 65
Sheehy, John 'Jack' 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 1901 11/02/59 58
Sorce, Ross 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 06/17/20 12/28/59 39
Taylor, Erquiet 'Erk' 1931 Staten Island Stapletons 10/07/07 11/02/59 52
Thomas, William C. 'Whitey' 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 7/15/1893 07/13/59 65
Thompson, David D. 'Chubby' 1921 Cincinnati Celts 11/17/1897 09/09/59 61
Weltman, Larry 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 1/26/1899 09/13/59 60
Wenig, Ervine 'Obe' 1920 Rock Island Independents 12/23/1895 09/25/59 63

Pro Football Deaths 1958

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Allen, Lynn D. 1920 Detroit Heralds 12/20/1898 05/31/58 59
Books, Robert G. 'Bob' 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets 03/01/03 02/04/58 54
Cearing, Lloyd O. 1922 Hammond Pros 11/30/00 10/31/58 57
Crook, Alfred J. 1925 Detroit Panthers 11/20/1897 02/17/58 60
Corcoran, Arthur 'Bunny' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 11/23/1894 07/27/58 63
Fritsch, Louis 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 10/03/1879 01/19/58 78
Garnjost, William Tecumseh 'Bill' 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 12/23/1893 10/04/58 64
Gilbert, Walter 'Wally' 1923 Duluth Kelleys 12/19/00 09/07/58 57
Golemgeske, John 1937 Brooklyn Dodgers 11/26/14 12/23/58 44
Green, Hamilton J. 'Babe' 1926 Chicago Cardinals 7/12/1898 06/08/58 59
Hickman, Herman 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers 10/01/11 04/25/58 46
Jamieson, Robert J. 'Bob' 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 12/20/01 12/14/58 56
Karch, Bob 1922 Columbus Panhandles 7/04/1894 11/14/58 64
Kraker, Joe 1924 Rock Island Independents 6/14/1896 05/14/58 61
Laack, Galen 1958 Philadelphia Eagles 04/03/31 12/31/58 27
Leaper, Wesley 1923 Green Bay Packers 10/23/00 01/30/58 57
Lewis, Franklin A. 'Whitey' 1931 Cleveland Indians 01/18/04 03/12/58 54
Lightner, Harry Thomas 1937 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL II) 08/14/12 12/24/58 46
Long, Louie H. 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 12/30/08 01/27/58 49
Lord, John W. 'Jack' 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 09/23/04 03/10/58 53
Marshall, Robert Wells 'Bobby 1920 Rock Island Independents 3/12/1880 08/27/58 78
McIndoe, George 'Mac' 1921 Muncie Flyers 12/06/1897 01/26/58 60
Murray, Richard 'Jab' 1921 Green Bay Packers 10/28/1892 04/28/58 65
Rohleder, George 1925 Columbus Tigers 10/03/1898 02/17/58 59
Rundquist, Elmer 'Swede' 1922 Chicago Cardinals 11/22/1894 02/07/58 63
Setron, Joe 1923 Cleveland Indians 08/10/00 09/25/58 58
Shekleton, Vince 1922 Racine Legion 11/16/1896 04/23/58 61
Smith, Gaylon 1939 Cleveland Rams 07/07/15 03/10/58 42
Sofish, Alec 1931 Providence Steam Roller 1906 07/14/58 52
Sturgeon, Lyle 1937 Green Bay Packers 01/18/14 12/28/58 44
Sweetland, Fred 1920 Akron Pros 11/01/1893 02/04/58 64
Thomas, Evan 1925 Providence Steam Roller 04/14/00 10/31/58 58
Thompson, Johnny 1929 Frankford Yellow Jackets 10/24/05 05/27/58 52
Tschappat, John F. 1921 Dayton Triangles 6/22/1896 02/06/58 61
Welsh, Jim 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 09/17/02 02/12/58 55

Pro Football Deaths 1957

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Augusterfer, Gene 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 10/04/15 01/17/57 41
Barni, Roy 1952 Chicago Cardinals 02/15/27 07/22/57 30
Barr, Wallace 'Shorty' 1923 Racine Legion 11/30/1897 04/26/57 59
Basing, Myrton 1923 Green Bay Packers 10/29/00 04/30/57 56
Cardwell, Joe 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 01/31/12 07/06/57 45
Clarkson, Stu 1942 Chicago Bears 07/04/19 10/26/57 38
Crawford, Ken 1920 Akron Pros 9/07/1898 03/08/57 58
Cronin, George T. 1936 New York Yankees (AFL II) 06/23/05 05/16/57 51
Dalton, Maurice 'Motsy' 1922 Racine Legion 2/22/1896 01/29/57 60
Dunn, Joseph 'Red' 1924 Milwaukee Badgers 06/21/01 01/15/57 55
Eshmont, Len 1941 New York Giants 08/26/17 05/12/57 39
Ettingshaus, Carl George 1921 Rochester Jeffersons 12/30/01 09/13/57 55
Fetz, Gustave 'Gus' 1923 Chicago Bears 12/28/1899 06/21/57 57
Flattery, Wilson 'Willie' 1925 Canton Bulldogs 02/04/04 04/04/57 53
Fronczek, Andrew 'Andy' 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/21/16 04/13/57 40
Gavagan, Maurice 'Mike' 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 04/10/00 01/09/57 56
Gayer, Walter 1926 Duluth Eskimos 07/29/01 08/16/57 56
Gregory, Mitchell 'Mike' 1931 Cleveland Indians 07/30/05 07/30/57 52
Heinlein, Edward A. 'Pete' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 6/22/1891 04/02/57 65
Houser, Kenneth F. 'Ken' 1927 Buffalo Bisons 2/27/1897 09/20/57 60
Jennings, Louie Walter 'Blue Sun' 1929 Providence Steam Roller 01/12/04 10/25/57 53
King, Paul Agustus 'Gus' 1922 Toledo Maroons 9/28/1896 10/17/57 61
Klug, Alfred W. 1946 Buffalo Bisons 06/01/20 06/14/57 37
Lamme, Emerald 'Buck' 1931 Cleveland Indians 07/02/05 09/04/57 52
Martell, Herman Joseph 'Herm' 1921 Green Bay Packers 12/08/00 10/27/57 56
Moore, Joseph L. 'Joe Faye' 1934 Cincinnati Reds 05/22/06 03/14/57 50
Morabito, Tony 1946 San Francisco 49ers 01/12/10 10/27/57 47 Owner
Myers, Denny 1931 Chicago Bears 11/10/05 05/30/57 51
Pohlman, John 1925 Providence Steam Roller 09/18/02 05/08/57 54
Powell, Stancel 'Ben' 1923 Oorang Indians 12/17/1891 10/14/57 65
Randolph, Harry 1923 Columbus Tigers 04/10/00 12/03/57 57
Schneider, John G. 'Pop' 1920 Columbus Panhandles 3/28/1889 05/13/57 68
Schwab, Raymond B. 'Ray' 1931 New York Giants 02/28/08 11/29/57 49
Sieracki, Stanley J. 1926 Hartford Blues 04/29/04 03/11/57 52
Sigillo, Dom 1943 Chicago Bears 03/07/13 07/01/57 44
Tursi, Silvio 1926 Newark Bears (AFL I) 03/21/01 04/23/57 56
Vainowski, Pete 1926 Louisville Colonels 09/07/02 07/16/57 54
Whelan, Tom 1920 Canton Bulldogs 1/03/1894 06/26/57 63
Whited, Marvin 1942 Washington Redskins 07/26/18 06/13/57 38
Wilson, William 'Stu' 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 07/01/07 09/15/57 50

Pro Football Deaths 1956

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Aldridge, Bennie Leo 1950 New York Yanks 10/24/26 05/14/56 29
Bond, James Donald Jr. 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 2/14/1894 04/09/56 62
Brawley, Ed 1921 New York Brickley Giants 7/17/1893 04/30/56 63
Cronin, William 'Bill' 1927 Providence Steam Roller 12/05/01 03/16/56 54
Currivan, Donald 1943 Chicago Cardinals 03/06/20 05/16/56 36
DeMarco, Mario 1949 Detroit Lions 07/24/24 12/09/56 32
Des Jardien, Paul 'Shorty' 1920 Chicago Tigers 8/24/1893 03/07/56 62
Finch, Olen 'Bull' 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 3/31/1893 03/09/56 62
Flenniken, Mack 1930 Chicago Cardinals 01/25/05 05/26/56 51
Hayes, Dave 1921 Rock Island Independents 3/24/1896 11/14/56 60
Kelliher, Lyons 1928 Chicago Cardinals 08/11/03 01/25/56 52
Leatherman, Paul 1922 Hammond Pros 8/09/1897 04/27/56 58
Maddox. George 'Buster' 1935 Green Bay Packers 11/04/11 03/14/56 44
Mattox, Marvin B. 'Monk' 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 2/11/1899 05/05/56 57
Mooney (Schupbach), Oran 'Tex' 1942 Cleveland Rams 03/09/17 05/19/56 39
Murrah, William 'Cap' 1922 Canton Bulldogs 09/05/00 06/01/56 55
Oltz, Russell 1920 Hammond Pros 3/19/1899 06/02/56 57
Polanski, John 1942 Detroit Lions 09/06/18 03/11/56 37
Pollock, Sheldon 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 11/22/04 07/29/56 51
Ray, Hugh 'Shorty' 1938 Supervisor of Officials 9/21/1884 09/16/56 71 HOF
Reisser (Reiser), Earl S. 1923 Louisville Brecks 5/26/1899 09/29/56 57
Rehnquist, Milton E. 'Milt' 1924 Kansas City Blues 6/06/1897 02/05/56 58
Rives, Robert F. 'Bob' 1926 Newark Bears (AFL I) 11/12/03 03/01/56 52
Rowan, Everett 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 10/18/02 11/09/56 54
Strader, Norman 'Red' 1927 Chicago Cardinals 12/21/02 05/26/56 53
Sullivan, Frank 1935 Chicago Bears 08/16/12 06/14/56 43
Thornhill, Claude E. 'Tiny' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 4/14/1893 06/30/56 63
Turner, Milton 'Bumps' 1921 Washington Senators 4/03/1887 04/03/56 69
Waldron, Austin 1927 Chicago Cardinals 10/22/01 08/29/56 54
Wimberly, Adlai Byron 'By' 1925 Detroit Panthers 9/03/1892 05/11/56 63

Pro Football Deaths 1955

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Attache, Reggie 1922 Oorang Indians 2/05/1894 06/22/55 61
Bellinger, Bob 1934 New York Giants 01/20/13 08/27/55 42
Clago, Walter M. 1921 Detroit Tigers 6/28/1899 01/16/55 55
Clark, Wayne 1944 Detroit Lions 04/13/18 04/02/55 36
Dobbs, Walter Benedict 'Ben' 1937 Pittsburgh Americans (AFL II) 08/14/06 03/29/55 48
Dooley, James R. 'Jim' 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 6/01/1896 06/09/55 58
Douglas, George 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 01/06/00 12/12/55 55
Draveling, Leo 1933 Cincinnati Reds 09/23/07 07/02/55 47
Faust, Richard A. 1924 Dayton Triangles 1903/04 04/15/55 51/52
Glockson, Norm 1922 Racine Legion 6/15/1894 08/05/55 61
Hopkins, George T. 'Ted' 1921 Columbus Panhandles 05/11/02 03/14/55 52
Hood, Franklin 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 07/18/03 08/21/55 52
Kakela, Wayne 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 09/09/04 02/09/55 50
Keogh, John 'Jack' 1926 Hartford Blues 6/17/1886 02/13/55 68 Coach
Lemon, Clifton 'Cliff' 1926 Chicago Bears 04/15/01 11/09/55 54
Lewis, Loren 'Tiny' 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 10/18/06 01/16/55 48
Magulick, George 1944 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers 01/10/19 07/08/55 36
O'Neil, Martin 'Red' 1926 Hartford Blues 7/04/1898 02/25/55 56
Prokop, Eddie 1946 New York Yankees 02/11/22 05/30/55 33
Provencial, J. Kenneth 'Ken' 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 1905 10/10/55 50
Seyfrit, Michael 'Si' 1923 Toledo Maroons 1/31/1898 09/01/55 57
Talcott, Don 1947 Philadelphia Eagles 05/21/21 04/21/55 33
Thomas, Rex B. 1926 Brooklyn Tigers 04/16/02 03/28/55 52
Tinsley, Jess D. 1929 Chicago Cardinals 10/18/07 03/04/55 47
Zehrer, Henry 1926 Hartford Blues 12/20/05 03/16/55 49
Zoia, Clyde 1920 Chicago Cardinals 5/16/1896 04/03/55 58

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Pro Football Deaths 1954

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Blacklock, Hugh 1920 Decatur Staleys 1/01/1893 05/18/54 61
Brown, Matthew 'Matty' 1920 Akron Pros 9/02/1891 04/22/54 62
Butler, Edward 'Sol' 1923 Hammond Pros 7/26/1897 12/01/54 57
Chapel (Chappell, Leo), Hobart J. 1920 Chicago Cardinals 8/06/1896 06/22/54 57
Dellinger, Lawrence 'Larry' 1920 Dayton Triangles 4/01/1893 02/18/54 60
Diehl, Glenn Walter 'Wally' 1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets 12/08/04 05/29/54 49
Dorais, Charles 'Gus' 1943 Detroit Lions 7/02/1891 01/03/54 62 Coach
Eissler, Alfred 1920 Chicago Tigers 10/27/1897 11/19/54 57
Ellis, Walter 'Speed' 1924 Columbus Tigers 11/11/1898 03/22/54 55
Gardner, Milton 'Moose' 1920 Detroit Heralds 7/02/1894 12/23/54 60
Greene, Frank Stokes 1934 Chicago Cardinals 03/29/10 10/13/54 44
Hanley, William 'Bo' 1924 Kenosha Maroons 7/10/1891 11/23/54 63 Coach
Ickes, Lloyd B. 1940 New York Americans (AFL III) 12/25/16 10/09/54 37
Kelly (Kelley), Charles 'Doc' 1924 Duluth Kelleys 5/13/1899 02/25/54 54
Magida, Herbert 'Herb' 1926 Hammond Pros 3/15/1898 10/30/54 56
Miles, Mark 'Buck' 1920 Akron Pros 12/10/1888 06/21/54 65
Moan, Emmett 'Kelly' 1939 Cleveland Rams 10/20/12 08/03/54 41
Patterson, Cletus 'Clete' 1924 Kenosha Maroons 03/08/02 09/16/54 52
Pierce, Floyd(e) LaVerne 1920 Chicago Tigers 3/02/1892 06/01/54 62
Preston, William C. 'Bill' 1920 Akron Pros 5/06/1893 12/25/54 61
Rohsenberger, Otto 'Tubby' 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 11/06/1896 01/15/54 57
Sies, Dale 'Herb' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 1/02/1893 10/17/54 61
Sparks, Dave 1951 San Francisco 49ers 04/28/28 12/05/54 26
Steger, Peter O. 1921 Chicago Cardinals 11/11/1896 03/22/54 57
Stifler, Jim 1926 Providence Steam Roller 08/25/01 07/17/54 52
Swan, Joseph P. 1937 Boston Shamrocks (AFL II) 09/11/07 11/22/54 47
Swiadon, Philip E. 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 12/05/14 06/03/54 39
Thompson, Alexis 1941 NFL Owner - Eagles, Steelers 05/20/14 12/20/54 40
Webb, Arthur S. 'Art' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 6/19/1888 12/31/54 66
Wunsch, Harry 1934 Green Bay Packers 11/20/10 04/30/54 43

Pro Football Deaths 1953

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Anderson, Alexander Francis 'Alec' 1921 Washington Senators 6/17/1893 11/14/53 60
Barnikow, Edward 1926 Hartford Blues 12/18/1897 12/01/53 55
Cahill, William E. 'Dinny' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 10/12/1888 01/11/53 64
Cardarella (Cardarelli), Carl C. 1924 Akron Pros 9/18/1897 04/22/53 55
DaGrosa, John 'Ox' 1935 Philadelphia Eagles  02/17/02 04/24/53 51 Coach
Dieter, Herb 1922 Buffalo All-Americans 3/06/1896 12/03/53 57
Edler, Robert 'Deke' 1923 Cleveland Indians 8/29/1897 06/01/53 55
Engstrom, Arthur Edward 'Art' 1924 Duluth Eskimos 8/23/1898 04/10/53 54
Friend, Ben 1939 Cleveland Rams 01/30/12 11/18/53 41
Garden, Frank B. 1920 Rock Island Independents 12/20/1893 07/20/53 59
Godwin, Walter H. 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 6/15/1898 05/18/53 54
Hendrian, Oscar 'Dutch' 1923 Akron Pros 1/19/1896 12/13/53 57
Homan, Henry 'Two-Bits' 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 11/23/00 05/11/53 52
Hughes, Denny 1925 Pottsville Maroons 4/06/1894 11/09/53 58
Kamp, James 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 12/05/07 07/04/53 45
Knapper, Freeman 'Jack' 1934 Philadelphia Eagles 01/12/10 04/05/53 43
Koppisch, Walter 1925 Buffalo Bisons 06/06/01 11/05/53 52
Leavitt, Frank 1921 New York Brickley Giants 6/30/1891 05/29/53 61
Merrill, Walt 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 08/07/17 03/12/53 35
Metzger, Lou 1926 Louisville Colonels 02/13/04 05/25/53 49
Miller, Roy 'Dugan' 1941 Detroit Lions 01/16/05 06/26/53 48 Coach
Mockmore, Charles 1920 Rock Island Independents 11/07/1891 04/11/53 61
Nesser, Frank 1920 Columbus Panhandles 6/03/1889 01/01/53 63
Segreto (Segretta), Rocco 'Rocky' 1926 Hartford Blues 4/24/1899 07/09/53 54
Tackwell, Cleon 'Cookie' 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 11/14/07 09/19/53 45
Thorpe, Jim 1915 Canton Bulldogs 5/28/1888 03/28/53 64 HOF
Tobin, Elgin Williams 'Elgie' 1920 Akron Pros 5/07/1885 09/03/53 68
Walson, Charles Frank 'Bullets' 1921 Washington Senators 10/30/1899 05/21/53 53
Walton, Frank 'Tiger' 1934 Boston Redskins 12/25/11 09/22/53 41
Weller, Raymond F. 'Bub' 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 08/07/02 06/03/53 50
Winburn, Ernest 'Ernie' 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 4/26/1897 11/25/53 56
Youngfleish, Frank 1926 Pottsville Maroons 5/07/1897 01/21/53 55

Pro Football Deaths 1952

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Anderson, Winston 'Winnie' 1936 New York Giants 11/10/09 11/11/52 43
Bezdek, Hugo 1937 Cleveland Rams 4/01/1884 09/19/52 68 Coach
Bruder, Woodruff 'Doc' 1925 Buffalo Bisons 02/05/01 11/13/52 51
Cauldwell, Harold Paul 'Knute' 1925 Akron Pros 7/14/1896 10/30/52 56
Ekberg, Gustav Anthony 'Gus' 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs 8/25/1898 09/23/52 54
Gilroy, John  1920 Canton Bulldogs 3/05/1896 07/20/52 56
Gozdowski, Casimer 'Hippo' 1922 Toledo Maroons 03/26/02 09/19/52 50
Graham, Fred 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets 12/11/00 08/29/52 51
Haas, Bruno 1921 Akron Pros 5/05/1891 06/05/52 61
Henry, Wilbur 'Pete' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 10/31/1897 02/07/52 54 HOF
Ingram, Jonas H. 1947 AAFC Commissioner 10/15/1886 09/10/52 65
King, Dana 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 9/19/1890 04/19/52 61 Coach
Knop, Oscar 1920 Chicago Tigers 9/05/1896 11/05/52 56
Kuhrt, George A. 1921 Tonawanda Kardex 7/15/1897 12/28/52 55
Langhoff, Irv 1922 Racine Legion 8/24/1897 01/12/52 54
Liston, Edward Paul J. 1930 Newark Tornadoes 11/25/03 08/14/52 48
Long, Harvey 1929 Chicago Bears 09/11/06 10/08/52 46
Lowther, Russell Jack 1944 Detroit Lions 12/27/22 09/29/52 29
Maves, Earl 1948 Detroit Lions  04/08/23 03/10/52 28
Maynard, Leslie Lyle 'Les' 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 01/30/11 11/20/52 41
McMillin, Alvin 'Bo' 1922 Milwaukee Badgers 1/12/1895 03/31/52 57
Mitchell, Fondren 1946 Miami Seahawks 06/19/21 09/24/52 31
Moynihan, Tim 1932 Chicago Cardinals 09/23/06 04/03/52 45
Plank, Earl 1926 Columbus Tigers 07/28/05 09/30/52 47
Raskowski (Randall), Leo 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 03/28/06 10/30/52 46
Seeds, Guy 'Twing' 1926 Canton Bulldogs 02/02/01 07/24/52 51
Skeate, Gilbert 'Gil' 1927 Green Bay Packers 05/19/01 01/30/52 50
Speck, Norman 'Dutch' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 7/28/1887 11/18/52 65
Talbott, Nelson S. 'Bud'  1920 Dayton Triangles 6/10/1892 07/06/52 60 Coach
Tobin, Leamon John 'Leo' 1920 Akron Pros 11/25/1890 11/29/52 62
Warne, Glenn E. 'Gluke' 1920 Hammond Pros 2/01/1898 09/27/52 52

Pro Football Deaths 1951

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Baumann, Carl M. 1922 Racine Legion 08/04/00 04/27/51 50
Brumbaugh, Justin 1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets 03/02/05 07/03/51 46
Carton, Charles Peter 'Charlie' 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 03/06/01 06/17/51 50
Clark, Harold King 'Babe' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 1/14/1891 04/17/51 60
Coughlin, Frank 1921 Green Bay Packers 2/28/1896 09/08/51 55
Dutton, Bill 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/09/18 08/02/51 32
Eaton, Louis Standish 1945 New York Giants 01/11/15 08/10/51 36
Eckardt, Oscar 'Ox' 1928 New York Giants 12/23/01 04/22/51 49
Ellis, Herbert Wayne 1949 New York Bulldogs 12/18/25 09/19/51 25
Gormley, Tom 1920 Canton Bulldogs 8/09/1891 07/24/51 59
Hall, Harry 1925 Rock Island Independents 10/05/02 02/25/51 48
Halstrom, Bernhard 'Bernie' 1920 Chicago Cardinals 4/18/1895 09/15/51 56
Ippolito, Tony 1943 Chicago Bears 09/19/17 11/12/51 34
Jones, Ralph 1921 Hammond Pros 9/22/1880 07/25/51 71
Keck, James Stanton 'Stan' 1923 Cleveland Indians 9/11/1897 01/20/51 53
Kenyon, Bill 1925 New York Giants 12/05/1898 05/06/51 52
Klaus, Feryl 'Fee' 1921 Green Bay Packers 09/26/02 02/14/51 48
Kraft, Reynold 'Ren' 1922 Minneapolis Marines 3/29/1895 11/07/51 56
Lensing, Vince 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 01/31/01 08/26/51 50
Lowe, Ramon Vere 1923 Rock Island Independents 10/10/1897 03/07/51 53
McCormick, Elmer F. 'Moose' 1923 Buffalo All-Americans 10/26/1898 02/04/51 52
Mulbarger, Joseph 1920 Columbus Panhandles 3/02/1895 10/31/51 56
Murry, Don 1922 Racine Legion 10/05/1899 06/30/51 51
O'Brien, Christopher 1920 Chicago Cardinals Owner 10/  /1881 06/03/51 69
Ormiston, Kenneth Louden 'Ken' 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/31/09 09/02/51 42 Coach
Purdy, Everett 'Pid' 1926 Green Bay Packers 06/15/04 01/16/51 46
Quinn, Patrick George 'Paddy' 1920 Rock Island Independents 5/15/1890 06/19/51 61
Roberts, Wolcott 'Wooky' 1922 Canton Bulldogs 9/01/1897 08/27/51 53
Stith, Howard 1921 Louisville Brecks 9/13/1899 04/06/51 51
Triggs, John 'Jack' 1926 Providence Steam Roller 01/11/03 02/16/51 48

Pro Football Deaths 1950

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Behman, Russell 'Bull' 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 01/15/00 03/24/50 50
Brennan, Willis 1920 Chicago Cardinals 2/12/1893 10/19/50 57
Comer, John 'Hooks' 1926 Canton Bulldogs 06/10/00 06/28/50 50
Chrape, Joseph 1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets 11/24/10 11/24/50 40
Duggan, Eddie 1921 Rock Island Independents 5/19/1891 10/16/50 59
Feaster, Bill 1929 Orange Tornadoes 1904 12/11/50 46
Feeney, Al 1920 Canton Bulldogs 11/12/1892 11/12/50 58
Fisher, Darrell 1925 Buffalo Bisons 05/10/03 11/22/50 47
Fitzke, Paul 'Bob' 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 07/30/00 06/30/50 49
Franta, Herbert 'Chief' 1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets 03/10/03 08/03/50 47
Garrett, Alfred 'Budge' 1920 Akron Pros 4/17/1893 06/11/50 57
Hillman, William 'Big Bill' 1947 Detroit Lions 11/11/21 06/13/50 28
Hooley, Edmond Daniel 'Ed' 1924 Minneapolis Marines 04/20/02 12/27/50 48
Ingle, Mark Byron 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 8/13/1891 07/23/50 58
King, Andrew 'Rip' 1920 Akron Pros 10/25/1895 03/04/50 54
Kloppenburg, Harry 1930 Staten Island Stapletons 1906/07 01/01/50 43/44
Lauer, Albert 'Pete' 1922 Evansville Crimson Giants 10/14/1897 07/09/50 52
Malone, Grover J. 1920 Chicago Tigers 9/19/1895 12/11/50 55
Niles, Jerry M. 1947 New York Giants 05/01/19 12/27/50 31
Nugent, Clement 'Clem' 1924 Rochester Jeffersons 11/09/1899 12/20/50 51
Pierce, Sherman F. 1922 Oorang Indians 5/07/1895 03/10/50 54
Purdy, Clair 'Mike' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 1/24/1895 01/10/50 54
Sanders, Paul E. 1944 Boston Yanks 12/15/17 05/14/50 32
Share, Nathan Louis 'Nate' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 1903/1904 01/15/50 46/47
Slovak, Marty 1939 Cleveland Rams 12/25/16 03/22/50 33
Storck, Carl H. 1922 Dayton Triangles  11/14/1892 03/15/50 57 Coach
Storm, Ed 1934 Philadelphia Eagles 10/02/07 06/04/50 42
Vedder, Norton 1927 Buffalo Bisons 10/15/03 11/30/50 47
Wilson, Earl Thomas 'Drip' 1931 Cleveland Indians 05/04/07 11/25/50 43

 

 

 

 

 

 

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