Fred Graham (American football)

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Fred Graham
Born December 11, 1900
Masontown, West Virginia
Died August 29, 1952(1952-08-29) (aged 51)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 175 pounds (79 kg)
Position(s) End
College West Virginia University
Indiana State University
Career highlights
Awards Won 1926 NFL Championship
Statistics
Teams
1926
1926
Providence Steam Roller
Frankford Yellow Jackets

Frederick Hartley Graham (December 11, 1900 – August 29, 1952)[1] was a professional football player in the National Football League who played in 1926 with the Providence Steam Roller and the Frankford Yellow Jackets.

Prior to joining the NFL, Graham attended and played college football at West Virginia University. At WVU, Graham excelled in football and basketball from 1921 to 1925 and earned first-team All-American honors in basketball in 1924. He also earned four letters in football as an end and served as the team's captain in 1924.

He was a member of West Virginia's only undefeated football team, which posted a 10-0-1 record in 1922. Graham also helped WVU collect its first bowl victory, a 21-13 decision over Gonzaga in the 1922 East-West Shrine Game. During his Mountaineer career, WVU posted a 30-6-3 record. On May 25, 2009, Graham was inducted into the WVU Athletics Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1959 - 1950 Pro Football Necrology List". Pro Football Deaths 1952. Oldest Living Pro Football Players. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-18.