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Earl Guy Dunn


Earl Dunn

Date of Birth: December 13, 1890, in Washington, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: September 20, 1949, in Detroit, Michigan (58 years old)


Ludington (MI) Daily News - Published 09/22/49

Roger Treat had a guy named 'Pat' Dunn listed as a back on the 1920 Detroit

Heralds. The NFL Encyclopedia has him as Patrick Dunne, a fullback, but not

much else. There is a newspaper article from Indiana, Pennsylvania from 1915

which mentioned a former Washington, Pennsylvania high school star, who

was playing fullback for the Heralds in Detroit.  His name was Earl Dunn. 

His obituary mentioned he was a pro-football pioneer who had played for the

Detroit Heralds 30 years ago. The birth data is from his 1942 draft card.

(Steve Jubyna)



1920 Detroit Heralds (APFA)

1921 Detroit Tigers (APFA)