Duke Osborn

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Duke Osborn
Born:(1897-02-01)February 1, 1897
Falls Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
Died:November 2, 1976(1976-11-02) (aged 79)
Career information
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight188 lb (85 kg)
CollegePenn State
Career history
As player
1921–1923Canton Bulldogs
1924Cleveland Bulldogs
1925–1928Pottsville Maroons
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x NFL Champion (1922, 1923, 1924)
  • Pottsville Maroons disputed championship team (1925)
  • 1st Team All-Pro (1922)
  • 2x Canton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL (1922, 1923)
  • GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1925)

Robert Duke Osborn (February 1, 1897 – November 2, 1976) was an American football player. After high school, Osborn attended Penn State University. Osborn made his professional debut in the National Football League in 1921 with the Canton Bulldogs. He would go to help the Bulldogs win back-to-back NFL Championships in 1922 and 1923. During the course of his career, Osborn also played for the Cleveland Bulldogs and Pottsville Maroons. He spent a total of 8 years in the NFL. Osborne also became part owner of the Maroons in 1928, when team's owner, Dr. John G. Streigel, "loaned" the team to three players Wilbur "Pete" Henry, Herb Stein and Osborn. However, after the season Streigel, who probably still had majority ownership, sold the team to a New England-based partnership that included Maroons' standout George Kenneally.[1]

After his career in football Osborn became a general superintendent for Oldsmobile’s assembly division.[2]



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2006-10-04.
  2. ^ http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/JSH/JSH1982/JSH0901/jsh0901d.pdf