Fred Graham (American football)

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Fred Graham
Position: End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1900-12-11)December 11, 1900
Place of birth: Masontown, West Virginia
Date of death: August 29, 1952(1952-08-29) (aged 51)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: West Virginia University, Indiana State University
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Won 1926 NFL Championship
Player stats at PFR

Frederick Hartley Graham (December 11, 1900 – August 29, 1952)[1] was an American football player. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) in 1926 with the Providence Steam Roller and the Frankford Yellow Jackets.

Prior to joining the NFL, Graham attended and played college football at West Virginia University. At West Virginia, Graham excelled in football and basketball from 1921 to 1925 and earned first-team All-American honors in basketball in 1924. He also earned four letters in football as an end and served as the team's captain in 1924.

He was a member of West Virginia's only undefeated football team, which posted a 10–0–1 record in 1922. Graham also helped West Virginia collect its first bowl game victory, a 21–13 decision over Gonzaga in the 1922 San Diego East-West Christmas Classic. During his Mountaineer career, WVU posted a 30–6–3 record. On May 25, 2009, Graham was inducted into the WVU Athletics Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1959 - 1950 Pro Football Necrology List". Pro Football Deaths 1952. Oldest Living Pro Football Players. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-18.