Paul Page (American football)

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Paul Page
Position: Halfback/defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1927-09-16)September 16, 1927
Eldorado, Texas
Died: February 15, 1997(1997-02-15) (aged 69)
Tom Green County, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: SMU
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 81
Average: 3.2
Rushing TDs: 0

Paul Eugene Page (September 16, 1927 – February 15, 1997) was an American football halfback and defensive back who played for the All-America Football Conference's (AAFC) Baltimore Colts during the 1949 season.

Page played college football at Southern Methodist University from 1945 to 1948, and was a member of the team that reached the Cotton Bowl in 1948.[1] After his college career, Page was selected by teams in multiple leagues. In the 1949 National Football League Draft, the New York Giants chose him with the fourth overall pick.[2] The AAFC's Colts selected Page with the 81st pick in the 1949 AAFC Draft, in the 11th round.[3] Page opted to play in the AAFC, and spent one season with the Colts. In 25 rushing attempts, he gained 81 yards, and he caught four passes for 62 yards.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Fame: Paul Page". Southern Methodist University. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Paul Page". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1949 AAFC Draft" (PDF). Professional Football Researchers Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 29, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2018.