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Francis F. 'Red' Fleming


Red Fleming

Catholic University Athletics Hall of Fame 1982

Date of Birth: May 1, 1911

Date of Death: July 5, 1947, in Lake Cochituate, Massachusetts (36 years old)


Daily Boston Globe - Published 07/10/47

Concord Enterprise - Published 07/10/47

Fleming was an undefeated light heavyweight boxing champion for four years.

He drowned at Lake Cochituate when his boat overturned.  At the time of his

death, he was a State Police Detective.



1936 Boston Shamrocks (AFL)

1937 Boston Shamrocks (AFL)


Catholic University