Fred Cone (American football)

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Fred Cone
Fred Cone - 1952 Bowman Large.jpg
Cone on a 1952 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1926-06-21) June 21, 1926 (age 88)
Place of birth: Pine Apple, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 1951 / Round: 3 / Pick: 27
As player:
Green Bay Packers
Dallas Cowboys
Career highlights and awards
Honors: Packers Hall of Fame
Career stats
Playing stats at

Fred Cone (born June 21, 1926 in Pine Apple, Alabama) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Clemson University and was drafted in the third round of the 1951 NFL Draft.

Cone was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

Country comedian Jerry Clower, who played football at Mississippi State University, recounted his experience facing Fred Cone on the field in his story "The Time We Played Clemson."[1]


  1. ^ Jerry Clower, Country Ham, MCA Records, 1974.