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'''Mortimer 'Bud' Sprague''' (September 8, 1904 - April 25, 1973) was an [[American football]] player. He was elected to the [[College Football Hall of Fame]] in 1970.
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'''Mortimer''' "'''Bud'''" '''Sprague''' (September 8, 1904 – April 25, 1973) was an [[American football]] player. He was elected to the [[College Football Hall of Fame]] in 1970.
   
 
He was one of the eight children born to Minna and George Sprague, of the [[Oak Cliff]] neighborhood in [[Dallas, Texas]]. Bud's father George served on the Dallas City Council and as the Mayor of Dallas from 1937 to 1939. Bud originally played on [[Texas Longhorns football|University of Texas' varsity football team]], and later transferred to the [[United States Military Academy]] to play out his eligibility for the [[Army Black Knights football|Army Black Knights]]. Eventually Bud settled in the [[Greenwich Village]] neighborhood of [[Manhattan]] and made his fortune in [[Marine insurance|maritime insurance]]. He named his son, Kurth Sprague, after his mentor{{Clarifyme|date=February 2009}}.
 
He was one of the eight children born to Minna and George Sprague, of the [[Oak Cliff]] neighborhood in [[Dallas, Texas]]. Bud's father George served on the Dallas City Council and as the Mayor of Dallas from 1937 to 1939. Bud originally played on [[Texas Longhorns football|University of Texas' varsity football team]], and later transferred to the [[United States Military Academy]] to play out his eligibility for the [[Army Black Knights football|Army Black Knights]]. Eventually Bud settled in the [[Greenwich Village]] neighborhood of [[Manhattan]] and made his fortune in [[Marine insurance|maritime insurance]]. He named his son, Kurth Sprague, after his mentor{{Clarifyme|date=February 2009}}.
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| NAME = Sprague, Bud
 
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = [[American football]] player
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = September 8, 1904
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[Dallas, Texas]]
 
| DATE OF DEATH = April 25, 1973
 
| PLACE OF DEATH = [[New York, New York]]
 
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Revision as of 21:07, May 16, 2019

Bud Sprague
Army Black KnightsNo. N/A
Tackle
Major: {{{major}}}
Date of birth: September 8, 1904
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Career history
 College(s):
*Texas
Career highlights and awards
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Mortimer "Bud" Sprague (September 8, 1904 – April 25, 1973) was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1970.

He was one of the eight children born to Minna and George Sprague, of the Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. Bud's father George served on the Dallas City Council and as the Mayor of Dallas from 1937 to 1939. Bud originally played on University of Texas' varsity football team, and later transferred to the United States Military Academy to play out his eligibility for the Army Black Knights. Eventually Bud settled in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan and made his fortune in maritime insurance. He named his son, Kurth Sprague, after his mentor[clarification needed].

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