Pritchard on a 1948 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1919-09-10)September 10, 1919
Place of birth: Windsor, North Carolina, US
Date of death: November 8, 1996(1996-11-08) (aged 77)
Place of death: Fort Myers, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1 (1942)
Playing stats at

Abisha Collins "Bosh" Pritchard (September 10, 1919 – November 8, 1996) was an American football halfback in the National Football League who played for ten seasons for the Cleveland Rams, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. He appeared in 60 NFL games, scored 25 touchdowns, and compiled 1,730 rushing yards, 1,168 receiving yards, 1,072 punt return yards, and 938 kickoff return yards. He led the NFL in 1949 with an average of 6.0 yards per rushing carry and in 1946 with an average of 11.3 yards per touch. He also led the NFL in 1948 with five fumble recoveries.[1] He attended Georgia Tech and the Virginia Military Institute.

Pritchard served as a commentator on Eagles television broadcasts for CBS in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

Survived by his son, Jeff Pritchard.

See alsoEdit


  1. "Boss Pritchard". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2015.

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