Eddie Tryon

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Eddie Tryon
Position: Halfback, Tailback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1900-07-25)July 25, 1900
Place of birth: Medford, Massachusetts
Date of death: May 1, 1982(1982-05-01) (aged 76)
Place of death: St. Petersburg, Florida
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Medford (MA)
College: Colgate
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 14
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Joseph Edward "Eddie" Tryon (July 25, 1900 – May 1, 1982) was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

Biography[edit]

Eddie Tryon was an American football player. He played at the halfback position for the Colgate University Raiders football team from 1922 to 1925.[1] As a senior in 1925, Tryon led Colgate to an undefeated 7-0-2 record and scored 111 points (15 touchdowns and 21 extra points).[1] Tryon still holds the Colgate record for most touchdowns (7) and most points scored in a game (42); a feat he accomplished in a 1923 game against Niagara.[2] He was selected by Athlete and Sportsman magazine and the New York Sun as a first-team player on their 1925 College Football All-America Teams.[3][4] The following year, he played in the National Football League for the New York Yankees at the tailback position.[5] In his only NFL season, Tryon scored 44 points and was selected as a second-team All-NFL player by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ray Schmidt. "Eddie Tryon" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. 
  2. ^ "Niagara Overwhelmed By Colgate Eleven". Colgate Maroon. 
  3. ^ "Coaches To Pick All Star Eleven: Jim Thorpe Canvasses Athletic Heads". Cedar Rapids Republican. 1925-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Here's An All-American Picked By New York Sun Favors Eastern Players". Hamilton Evening Journal. 1925-11-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Eddie Tryon NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.