Red Stephens

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Red Stephens
Date of birth: (1930-05-10)May 10, 1930
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Date of death: April 6, 2003(2003-04-06) (aged 72)
Place of death: Placitas, New Mexico
Career information
Position(s): Guard
College: San Francisco
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 23 / Pick: 267
(by the Chicago Cardinals)
Organizations
As player:
1955-1960 Washington Redskins
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Louis Edmund Stephens (May 10, 1930 – April 6, 2003) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He was a member of the famous 1951 San Francisco Dons who went undefeated (9-0) but were denied an invitation to the Orange Bowl because they refused to not include their two African-American star players: Ollie Matson and Burl Toler. The squad had ten future NFL players, five future NFL Pro-Bowlers, and three future NFL Hall of Famers - a record for a single college team.

Drafted in the 23rd round (267th pick) by the Chicago Cardinals in 1952, he started for the Washington Redskins from 1955 through 1960. He was given the game ball against the Green Bay Packers, Oct. 19th, 1958. Other honors included, 1955 - Associated Press: 2nd Team All-NFL at Right Guard, and 1956 - Sporting News: 1st Team All-NFL at Left Guard.

After professional football he was and assistant coach for the University of Notre Dame during the 1961 and 1962 seasons.