Fran Nagle

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Fran Nagle
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
1949–1950 Nebraska
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1953–1954 Doane
Head coaching record
Overall 7–9–2
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Francis Joseph Nagle[1] was an American football player and coach in the United States.

Playing career[edit]

Nagle graduated from high school in West Lynn, Massachusetts before playing at the University of Nebraska. As a quarterback at Nebraska, Nagle was the statistical leader for passing yards from 1949 and 1950.[2] He holds a career Nebraska top 25 passing record at 1,289 yards in 190 attempts with 41.6% completions and 13 touchdowns.[2] Nagle was the 43rd pick in the fourth round National Football League draft pick as a back for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1951.[3] In 1952 he was signed by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League but a training camp injury ended his career.


In 1950, Nagle was chosen as a Big Seven Conference All-Conference Selection.[4] In 1951, Nagle played in the Senior Bowl, the College All-Star game, and the East-West Shrine Game. Nagle was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1992.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

Nagle was the 25th head football coach for the Doane College Tigers located in Crete, Nebraska and he held the position of head coach at Doane for two seasons, from 1953 and 1954. His coaching record at Doane was 7 wins, 9 losses, and 2 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 13th at Doane in total wins and 22nd at Doane in winning percentage (.444).[6]


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