Eddie Tryon
Eddie Tryon.jpg
Halfback, Tailback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1900-07-25)July 25, 1900
Place of birth: Medford, Massachusetts
Date of death: May 1, 1982(1982-05-01) (aged 76)
Place of death: St. Petersburg, Florida
Career information
College: Colgate
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Yankees (NFL) ( 1927)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     14
Stats at
Stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Joseph Edward Tryon (July 25, 1900 – May 1, 1982) was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963.


Tryon played the halfback position at Colgate University from 1922 to 1925.[1] As a senior in 1925, Tryon led Colgate to an undefeated 7-0-2 record and scored 111 points (15 touchdowns and 21 extra points).[1] Tryon still holds the Colgate record for most touchdowns (7) and most points scored in a game (42); a feat he accomplished in a 1923 game against Niagara.[2] He was selected by Athlete and Sportsman magazine and the New York Sun as a first-team player on their 1925 College Football All-America Teams.[3][4] The following year, he played in the National Football League for the New York Yankees at the tailback position.[5] In his only NFL season, Tryon scored 44 points and was selected as a second-team All-NFL player by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.[5]


Tryon was the head football coach at Hobart and William Smith Colleges from 1946 to 1962, compiling a record of 65–52–7.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ray Schmidt. "Eddie Tryon". College Football Historical Society Newsletter.
  2. "Niagara Overwhelmed By Colgate Eleven". Colgate Maroon.
  3. "Coaches To Pick All Star Eleven: Jim Thorpe Canvasses Athletic Heads". Cedar Rapids Republican. 1925-12-04.
  4. "Here's An All-American Picked By New York Sun Favors Eastern Players". Hamilton Evening Journal. 1925-11-28.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Eddie Tryon NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC.
  6. "Eddie Tryon".
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