Red Dunn

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Joseph "Red" Dunn
Date of birth (1901-06-21)June 21, 1901
Place of birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date of death January 15, 1957(1957-01-15) (aged 55)
Place of death Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Career information
Position(s) Running Back
College Marquette
Career history
As coach
1932-1940 Marquette (assistant)
As player
1924 Milwaukee Badgers
1925-26 Chicago Cardinals
1927-31 Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Joseph "Red" Dunn (June 21, 1901 – January 15, 1957) was a professional American football player who played running back and was an exceptional punter for eight seasons for the Milwaukee Badgers, Chicago Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1976. He is the grandfather of former College Football quarterback Jason Gesser. [1]

Nicknamed “Red” for the color of his hair, Dunn possessed an equally colorful personality. He earned five letters competing in football, basketball and baseball at Marquette Academy. Dunn later attended Marquette University, earning All-America honors while leading the “Golden Avalanche” in 1922 and 1923 to a 17-0-1 record. While a Packer, he served as Curly Lambeau’s “field general” for the 1929, 1930 and 1931 NFL Champions. He later returned to coaching, assisting Frank Murray at Marquette University (1932–40). He is a member of the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame.