Carl Littlefield

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Carl Littlefield
Position: Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1916-08-06)August 6, 1916
Place of birth: Plymouth, California
Date of death: May 23, 1988(1988-05-23) (aged 71)
Place of death: Plymouth, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Sacramento Junior College
Washington State
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 210
Rushing average: 3.6
Rushing TDs: 0
Player stats at

Carl Lester Littlefield (August 6, 1916 – May 23, 1988)[1] was an American football back who played from 1938 to 1940 in the National Football League (NFL) and third American Football League (AFL).

Born in Plymouth, California,[2] Littlefield attended Sacramento Junior College, where he played fullback and was the team's punter.[3] He then played as a fullback at Washington State, and the Associated Press called him "Probably the most sought-after player" among those who were not picked in the 1938 NFL Draft.[4] Littlefield went to the Cleveland Rams for the 1938 season, where he played in nine games and rushed 19 times for 69 yards; he also returned a fumble for his only NFL touchdown.[2] After the season, the Rams traded him to the New York Giants,[5] but they released him and the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Littlefield.[6] In 1939 and 1940, he played for the Pirates, running for 141 yards in 39 attempts.[2] In 1940, Littlefield also played for the AFL's Buffalo Indians.[7]


  1. ^ The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia Second Edition. New York City: Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 426. ISBN 978-1-4027-5250-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Carl Littlefield". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Frosh to Meet Sacramento J.C. In Preliminary". Berkeley Daily Gazette. October 25, 1935. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pro Football Moguls Get East–West Stars". The Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. January 4, 1938. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "National Pro Football Loop Ends Meeting With Trades". The Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. February 13, 1939. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Littlefield Is Signed By New York Giants". The Spokesman-Review. September 10, 1939. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ Walfoort, Cleon (November 22, 1940). "Chiefs Trounce Indians, Win Second Place Berth". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 

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