Eddie Tryon
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 NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
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.

Biography[edit | edit source]

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]

Hobart[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ray Schmidt. "Eddie Tryon". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv04/CFHSNv04n2b.pdf?q=tryon.
  2. "Niagara Overwhelmed By Colgate Eleven". Colgate Maroon. http://cdm16303.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getarticleclippings/collection/ColgateNP04/id/19136/articleId/DIVL59/compObjId/19140/lang/en_US/dmtext/.
  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". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/T/TryoEd20.htm.
  6. "Eddie Tryon". hwsathletics.com. http://www.hwsathletics.com/hof_hws.aspx?hof=83&path=&pick=hobart.
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