Francis D. Moran


Francis D. Moran Famous memorial

Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowa, USA
Death 30 Dec 1994 (aged 93)
New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 60356904 View Source

Professional Football Player. He played college football for Carnegie Tech in 1922 and Grinnell College from 1923 to 1925; he also played varsity basketball at both schools. He later played for the 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets team who won the National Football League (NFL) championship, on which he was the team's second-highest scorer. After starting the 1927 season with Frankford, he moved to the Chicago Cardinals. The following year, he played for the Pottsville Maroons, until the last game of the season when he was recruited by the New York Giants, with whom he remained until retiring in 1933. Over the course of his career, the versatile Moran, who played mainly at the halfback position, started also at tailback, wingback, quarterback, blocking back, defensive back, and linebacker, and performed as a skilled kicker as well. He set two NFL records, longest run from scrimmage (91 yds, 1930) and most yards receiving in a single game (114 yds, 1933). He later played for the Paterson Panthers of the American Association, where he coached in 1936.

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  • Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 19 Oct 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francis D. Moran (31 Jul 1901–30 Dec 1994), Find a Grave Memorial ID 60356904, citing Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .