Earl Britton

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Earl Britton
Position: Fullback
Placekicker
punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1903-07-15)July 15, 1903
Place of birth: Elgin, Illinois
Date of death: October 24, 1973(1973-10-24) (aged 70)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Elgin (IL)
College: Illinois
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Elgin Sports Hall of Fame (1980)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 31
Games started: 22
Field goals: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Earl Tanner Britton (July 15, 1903 – October 24, 1973) was a professional American football fullback who played in the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League. Born in Elgin, Illinois, he attended Elgin High School and played college football at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Britton was 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and weighed 212 lb (15 st 2 lb; 96 kg).

His career as a placekicker/punter lasted from 1925 to 1929. He played for the Chicago Bears, the Brooklyn Lions, the Dayton Triangles, the Frankford Yellow Jackets, and the Chicago Cardinals.

Earl was the son of Benjamin Harold Britton and Edna May Tanner. He was a first cousin to music educator Allen Perdue Britton.

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