John Scafide

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John Scafide
No. 42; 72
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Nickname(s) Baby Grand
Date of birth (1911-06-21)June 21, 1911
Place of birth Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, United States
Date of death October 24, 1979(1979-10-24) (aged 68)
Place of death Biloxi, Mississippi
Career information
Position(s) Guard/Tackle
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
College Tulane
High school St. Stanislaus
Career history
As player
1930–32 Tulane
1933 Boston Redskins
Career highlights and awards



Career stats

John Andrew "Baby Grand" Scafide (June 21, 1911 – October 24, 1979) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Boston Redskins.[1] He played college football at Tulane University. Scafide served 16 years as mayor of his native Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.[2]

Early years[edit]

John Scafide was born on June 21, 1911 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; one of 13 children born to Italian immigrants.[3] He attended University preparatory school at St. Stanislaus College, playing for the "Rock-a-chaws."[3]



Scafide was an All-Southern guard for the Tulane Green Wave of Tulane University,[4] a member of its team which made an appearance in the 1932 Rose Bowl. He was inducted into the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.[5]


Scafide served as mayor of Bay St. Louis from Bay from 1953 to 1969.[2]