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George Washington "Tuffy" Conn
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1892
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1973
Laguna Beach
Orange County
California, USA

George Washington Conn
Date of birth February 22, 1892(1892-02-22)
Place of birth Helron, Illinois
Date of death August 2, 1973(1973-08-02)
(Place of death Laguna Beach, California
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 155 pounds (70 kg)
Position(s) Halfback
College Oregon State

He was a professional football player who played in 1920 for the Cleveland Tigers and the Akron Pros of the American Professional Football Association (renamed the National Football League in 1922). Conn won the first AFPA-NFL title that season with the Pros. Before playing professional football, Conn played college football at Oregon Agricultural College (now called Oregon State University). In 1916, under coach E. J. Stewart, Conn ran for a record 103 yard touchdown off of a fumble recovery. Conn left the Aggies after his freshman year and transferred to Penn. There he continued to play football for the Quakers. During World War I, Conn was stationed at Camp Crane in Allentown, Pennsylvania to train as part of the U.S. Army Ambulance Corps (USAAC) before deploying to France. While in Pennsylvania, he played on the "Usaacs" football team with future notable professional players Brooke Brewer and Carl Beck. Conn was also the coach of the 1920 football squad at John Carroll University. During his one season with the college, the team compiled a 4-2 record. Conn later moved to Pasadena, California and became a successful real estate agent and a member of the prestigious Pasadena Athletic Club. He died in 1973.

 
 
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 Children:
  Barbara C Conn Wennerberg (1921 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills)
Covina
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Cherished Memory, Lot 781, Space 1
 
Created by: K
Record added: Nov 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61816746
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 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
 
 
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