William Flanagan (American football)

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William Flanagan
No. 8, 40
Position:Tailback / Wingback
Personal information
Born:(1901-04-27)April 27, 1901
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Died:(1975-02-04)February 4, 1975
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:169 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school:Buckhannon (WV)
West Virginia Wesleyan
Career history
Player stats at PFR

William Harold "Hoot" Flanagan (April 27, 1901 – February 4, 1975[1] ) was a professional football player from Buckhannon, West Virginia who played during the early years of the National Football League with the Pottsville Maroons from 1925 through 1926. Flanagan attended the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia Wesleyan College. Flanagan made his NFL debut in 1925 with the Pottsville Maroons where helped the team win the NFL Championship, before it was stripped from the team due to a disputed rules violation. He played in Pottsville for his entire 2-year career.


  1. ^ "Hoot Flanagan NFL Football Statistics". Retrieved 7 June 2013.