Al Vandeweghe

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Al Vandeweghe
Personal information
Born:(1920-10-25)October 25, 1920
Wyckoff, New Jersey
Died:February 2, 2014(2014-02-02) (aged 93)
Midlothian, Virginia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Ridgefield Memorial
(Ridgefield, New Jersey)
Hampton
(Hampton, Virginia)
College:William & Mary
Position:End
NFL Draft:1946 / Round: 10 / Pick: 88
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:5
Receptions:6
Receiving yards:67
Player stats at PFR

Alfred Bernard Vandeweghe (October 25, 1920 – February 2, 2014)[1] was a professional American football player for the All-America Football Conference's Buffalo Bisons. He played in five games in the 1946 season after his collegiate career at William & Mary.[2] He later coached at his alma mater from 1947 through 1949.[1]

Early life, education and military service[edit]

He played at Ridgefield Memorial High School in New Jersey. He transferred to Hampton High School in Virginia, where he played basketball and football. He graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1943, were he played football and was co-captain of the basketball team.

He served in the United States Navy at the United States Naval Training Center Bainbridge, where he played football for the Bainbridge Commodores and earned Mid-Atlantic All-Service honors. He also played football on the Fleet City Blue Jackets at Camp Shoemaker, California, where the team went 8–0–1 in 1945.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alfred Bernard Vandeweghe obituary Archived 2014-03-25 at the Wayback Machine. dignitymemorial.com. Retrieved on March 24, 2014.
  2. ^ Al Vandeweghe @ pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  3. ^ Robert Thaler. "Something New Under the Sun for Football", Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, October 31, 1954, 103d year, volume 104, number 303, TD Features section, page 4-F. (subscription required)