Date of Birth: March 1, 1902, in Sioux City, Iowa
Date of Death: December 31, 1947, in Nome, Alaska (45 years old)
Walla Walla (WA) Union-Bulletin - Published 01/07/48
Council Bluffs (IA) Nonpareil - Published 01/16/48
Portsmouth (OH) Times - Published 03/09/48
In April of 1933, Hal Griffen announced he was quitting football and moving to
Alaska for a new job opportunity.
While there, he died in his home, along with a friend, when the coal stove went out and the
fumes asphyxiated them on New Year's Eve. They were discoverd two days later by a
young woman who was to take them on a skiing trip.
1928 Green Bay Packers (NFL)
1930 Portsmouth Spartans (NFL)
1932 Portsmouth Spartans (NFL)
University of Iowa