Marger Apsit

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Marger Apsit
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1909-06-05)June 5, 1909
Place of birth: Aurora, Illinois
Date of death: December 22, 1988(1988-12-22) (aged 79)
Place of death: Bakersfield, California
Career information
High school: West Aurora (IL)
College: Southern California
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 23
Games started: 10
Rushing yards: 41
Receiving yards: 24
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Marger "Migs" Apsit (June 5, 1909 – December 22, 1988) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Frankford Yellow Jackets, the Green Bay Packers, and the Boston Redskins. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Early life[edit]

Apsit was born in Aurora, Illinois to Latvian immigrants in 1909.[1] He attended West Aurora High School, where he played football from 1924 to 1926 as a fullback and defensive back.[1]

College career[edit]

Apsit attended and played college football at the University of Southern California under coach Howard Jones.[1] While playing at USC, the Trojans compiled a record of 27-4-1, won the 1928 national championship, and defeated the undefeated Pittsburgh Panthers in the 1930 Rose Bowl.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After graduating from USC, Apsit played football professionally in the NFL for the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Frankford Yellow Jackets, the Green Bay Packers, and the Boston Redskins.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from professional football, Apsit returned to Aurora to become head coach at his alma mater in 1935. In 1936, he led the West Aurora Blackbawks to an undefeated 9-0-0 record and conference championship.[1] After coaching at West Aurora for eight seasons, he moved to California in 1942 and became the head coach at Glendale College from 1946 to 1949.[2][3][4] He then became the head coach at East Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, California, a position he would hold for over twenty years.[1] While at East Bakersfield, Apsit was also the athletic director and golf coach.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Solarz, Steve (2014). Aurora's East-West Football Rivalry: The Longest-Running Series in Illinois. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press. ISBN 978-1-62619-555-4. 
  2. ^ "Glendale Junior College - La Reata Yearbook (Glendale, CA) - Class of 1948". eYearbook. 1948. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Glendale Junior College - La Reata Yearbook (Glendale, CA) - Class of 1949". eYearbook. 1949. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Bill Reinhard: Meritorious Service". Glendale Community College. January 27, 2009. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Marger (Migs) Apsit". The Bob Elias Kerns County Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 

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