Bull Behman

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Bull Behman
Personal information
Date of birth (1900-01-15)January 15, 1900
Place of birth Steelton, Pennsylvania
Date of death March 24, 1950(1950-03-24) (aged 50)
Place of death Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) T, G, K
College Lebanon Valley, Dickinson
Playing stats DatabaseFootball
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1924–1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets
1926 Philadelphia Quakers
1927–1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1929–1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets

Russell K. "Bull" Behman (January 15, 1900 – March 24, 1950) was a professional football player and coach in the early National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Lebanon Valley College in 1920 and 1921, and at Dickinson College in 1922 and 1923, captaining the team in the latter year.

In 1924, Behman joined the Frankford Yellow Jackets, a long-established team but then new to the NFL. He emerged as a placekicker in 1925, hitting on five field goals and twelve PAT's. In 1926, he jumped to the new American Football League's Philadelphia Quakers, but when that league folded after one season, he returned to Frankford. He was twice named a first-team All-Pro.[1] In 1929, he assumed the role of player-coach, still playing the line on both offense and defense and dropping back to punt. The following year, as the team began to run into financial problems, Behman resigned.[2] His career NFL coaching record was 13–20–7.


  1. ^ Bull Behman at Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ Maxymuk, John (2012). NFL Head Coaches: A Biographical Dictionary, 1920-2011. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 356. ISBN 978-0-7864-6557-6. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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