Emmett McLemore

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Emmett "Red Fox" McLemore
No. 11, 30, 4
Position: End / Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: September 12, 1899
Place of birth: Lyons, Oklahoma, United States
Date of death: May 19, 1973(1973-05-19) (aged 73)
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
College: Haskell Indian, Pittsburg State
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Emmett "Red Fox" McLemore (September 12, 1899 – May 19, 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. Archived from the original on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2014-01-30.