Ralph Scott (American football)

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Ralph Scott
Date of birth (1894-09-26)September 26, 1894
Place of birth Dewey, Portage County, Wisconsin
Date of death August 16, 1936(1936-08-16) (aged 41)
Place of death Billings, Montana
Career information
Position(s) Guard
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
College Wisconsin
Career history
As coach
1926–1927 New York Yankees
As player
1921 Chicago Staleys
1922–1925 Chicago Bears
1926–1927 New York Yankees
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Ralph Vernon Scott (September 26, 1894 – August 16, 1936) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally in the first American Football League and the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Staleys-Bears and the New York Yankees. Scott was a member of the 1921 Chicago Staleys APFA Championship team. In 1926 C. C. Pyle, began the AFL after a dispute with the NFL over the terms of granting himself a league franchise in New York City. Pyle eventually hired Scott as a player-coach the Yankees for an undisclosed amount of money.

Prior to playing professionally, Scott played college football at the University of Wisconsin. In 1920 Scott helped the Badgers to a 6–1 record. That year, he was selected to the All-Big Ten Conference football team and was a consensus All-American.


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