Reds Bassman

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Reds Bassman
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No. 24
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Born: (1913-02-25)February 25, 1913
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: August 3, 2010(2010-08-03) (aged 97)
Petersburg, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Philadelphia (PA) Central
College: Ursinus
Undrafted: 1936
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Herman L. "Reds" Bassman (February 25, 1913 – August 3, 2010) was an American football halfback who played one season with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football at Ursinus College and attended Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

College career[edit]

Bassman played for the Ursinus Bears from 1933 to 1935. He also participated in track and wrestling. He returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in a 7-6 upset victory against the Penn Quakers in 1934.[2] Bassman was inducted into the Ursinus College Athletics Hall of Fame in 1980.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

Bassman played in eight games for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1936.[2] Injuries reportedly cut short his career.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Bassman served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.[6] He died on August 3, 2010 in Petersburg, Virginia. He was the oldest living former Eagles player at the time of his death.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REDS BASSMAN". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Bassman, Herman 'Reds'". jewsinsports.org. Archived from the original on April 30, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ursinus alum Bassman passes away at age 97". ursinusathletics.com. August 5, 2010. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Current members of the Ursinus College Hall of Fame for Athletes" (PDF). ursinusathletics.com. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Oldest Eagles player 'Reds' Bassman dies at 97". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. August 5, 2010. Archived from the original on April 30, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Herman L. 'Red' Bassman". oldestlivingprofootball.com. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 

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