Harry Connaughton

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Harry Connaughton
Born:June 6, 1905
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:August 11, 1969 (age 64)
Braham, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s)Center
CollegeGeorgetown University
High schoolSaint Joseph's Preparatory School
Career history
As player
1925–1926Georgetown

Harry Aloysius "Babe" Connaughton (June 6, 1905 – August 11, 1969) was an American football player. He played college football for the Georgetown Hoyas and professional football for the Frankford Yellow Jackets. He was a consensus All-American in 1926.

Connaughton was born in Philadelphia in 1905 and attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in that city.[1] He enrolled at Georgetown University and, while there, played at the guard position on the Georgetown Hoyas football team in 1925 and 1926. He was a consensus selection for the 1926 College Football All-America Team.[2] At six feet, four inches, and 250 pounds, he was a large player for his era. He played for Hoyas teams that compiled a 16-3-1 in 1925 and 1926.[3] In December 1926, he was awarded the Veterans Cup as the most valuable player in eastern football.[4] He was inducted into the Georgetown University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1953.[3]

Connaughton also played professional football for the Frankford Yellow Jackets during the 1927 NFL season. He started 16 games at the guard position for the 1927 Yellow Jackets.[1]

In 1938, he became the assistant to Michael Igoe, the United States Attorney in Chicago. By June 1938, his weight had dropped to 180 pounds from 260 pounds while playing football at Georgetown.[5]

Connaughton died in 1969 ate age 64 in Braham, Minnesota.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Babe Connaughton". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "2012 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2012. p. 5. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Georgetown Football All-Americans". HoyaSaxa.com. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Veteran Athletes of Philadelphia Pick Navy Eleven as Champion of the East". The New York Times. December 11, 1926.
  5. ^ "Ex-Football Star In Training". The New York Times. June 5, 1938.