Emmett McLemore

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Emmett McLemore
aka Red Fox
Born September 12, 1899
Lyons, Oklahoma, United States
Died May 1973 (aged 73)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 163 pounds (74 kg)
Position(s) End
College Haskell Indian Nations University
Pittsburg State University
Jersey #(s) 11
Oorang Indians
Kansas City Blues

Emmett McLemore (September 12, 1899 – May 1973)[1] was a professional football player who played in the National Football League during the 1923 season. That season he joined the NFL's Oorang Indians. The Indians were a team based in LaRue, Ohio, composed only of Native Americans, and coached by Jim Thorpe.[2] Emmett was a Cherokee.

On December 2, 1923, McLemore recorded a touchdown to Arrowhead and made a field goal after a Joe Guyon interception. However he missed two extra point kicks in a 22-19 loss to the Chicago Cardinals. During that same game a McLemore punt hit a Cardinals' player and was soon picked up by Ted Buffalo for a score. A week later on December 7, McLemore caught two passes from Guyon for touchdowns in a 19-0 victory over the Louisville Brecks.

He spent the 1924 season playing in 4 NFL games with the Kansas City Blues.


  • Whitman, Robert L. (1984). Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians: The N.F.L.'s Most Colorful Franchise. [Mount Gilead, OH]: Marion County Historical Society. OCLC 717439558. 
  • Uniform Numbers of the NFL


  1. ^ "1979 - 1970 Pro Football Necrology List". Pro Football Deaths 1973. Oldest Living Pro Football Players. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/03-01-057.pdf