|Date of birth:||August 26, 1917|
|Place of birth:||Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania|
|Date of death:||May 12, 1957(aged 39)|
|Place of death:||Charlottesville, Virginia|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||179 lb (81 kg)|
|High school:||Mount Carmel (PA)|
|NFL Draft:||1941 / Round: 5 / Pick: 36|
|Player stats at PFR|
Leonard Charles Eshmont (August 26, 1917 – May 12, 1957) was an American football running back and defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Eshmont scored the first touchdown in 49ers history. He was drafted out of Fordham University by the New York Giants in the 1941 NFL Draft.
Eshmont died in 1957 of infectious hepatitis. The 49ers created The Len Eshmont Award, the team's most prestigious annual honor, which is given to the Niner who best exemplifies the "inspirational and courageous play" of Len Eshmont, a player from the original 1946 Forty Niners team.
- LEN ESHMONT, 39, EX-FOOTBALL STAR; Halfback With Fordham and the Forty-Niners Is Dead -- College Coaching Aide Leading Ground-Gainer, The New York Times, May 13, 1957.
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