Red Badgro

Red Badgro

About Red Badgro

Morris Hiram 'Red' Badgro (December 1, 1902--July 13, 1998) was a multi-sport athlete, best known as a professional American football end in the National Football League for the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Badgro also played two seasons with the St. Louis Browns. He graduated from the University of Southern California. Badgro was born in Orillia, Washington, died in Kent, Washington at the age of 95. In 1981, Badgro, at the age of 78, became the oldest person elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame up to that time. The 45-year span between his final game with the National Football League's 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers and his election also was a record. Badgro was highly regarded as a sure-tackling defender and an effective blocker on offense but he was also a talented wide receiver.

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