Reds Bagnell

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Reds Bagnell
Born: (1928-09-15)September 15, 1928
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: July 10, 1995(1995-07-10) (aged 66)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College Penn
NFL draft 1951 / Round: 11 / Pick: 134
Drafted by New York Giants

Francis "Reds" Bagnell (September 15, 1928 – July 10, 1995) was an American football halfback in college. He was an All-American tailback for the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1951. He won the Maxwell Award, was third for Heisman Trophy balloting, and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. Inducted in 1970 to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He served as president of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Bagnell passed up his chance to play in the NFL to enlist in the navy, where he served a 4-year stint as a naval officer. He spent his professional career as a successful stockbroker, followed by a long career as president of a highly successful energy company. He was appointed to the American Battle Monuments Commission by Ronald Reagan and George Bush.


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