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Martin Leo 'Red' O'Neill

 

Red O'Neill

Date of Birth: July 4, 1898, in New Britain, Connecticut

Date of Death: February 25, 1955, in Griswold, Connecticut (56 years old)

Source:

Hartford Courant - Published 02/26/55

He attended Yale Medical School and became a prominent physician in Connecticut

There is an award named after him at the University of Connecticut

His last name is often misspelled as O'Neil.  It should be spelled O'Neill

 

Teams:

1926 Hartford Blues (NFL)

College:

University of Connecticut