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Fritz Slackford
Wingback, Fullback, End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1894-03-27)March 27, 1894
Place of birth: Danbury, Ohio
Date of death: July 12, 1962(1962-07-12) (aged 68)
Place of death: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Denison College, Notre Dame
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Dayton Triangles (1920)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Frederick John "Fritz" Slackford (March 27, 1894 – July 12, 1962) was a professional football player who spent 2 years in the National Football League with the Dayton Triangles in 1920 and the Canton Bulldogs in 1921. Prior to joining the NFL, Slackford played college football at the University of Notre Dame. He graduated from there in 1920. While in college he missed the 1917-1918 and 1918-1919 football seasons to fight in World War I.[1] In 1919 Slackford and several other Irish players, were paid $400 to take part in a professional football championship game held in Rockford, Illinois. This was against Notre Dame's athletic policy and any player found guilty faced expulsion. To hide his identity, Slackford was given the alias "Scone".[2] Slackford died in 1962 after a long illness.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. http://www.e-yearbook.com/yearbooks/University_Notre_Dame_Dome_Yearbook/1920/Page_231.html
  2. http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/07-06-240.pdf
  3. "FREDERICK J. SLACKFORD", Sandusky Register, Friday, July 13, 1962, Sandusky, Ohio, United States Of America

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