|Date of birth:||June 6, 1905|
|Place of birth:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Date of death:||August 11, 1969 (age 64)|
|Place of death:||Braham, Minnesota|
|High school:||Saint Joseph's Preparatory School|
Harry Aloysius "Babe" Connaughton (June 6, 1905 – August 11, 1969) was an American football player. He played college football for the Georgetown Hoyas and professional football for the Frankford Yellow Jackets. He was a consensus All-American in 1926.
Connaughton was born in Philadelphia in 1905 and attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in that city. He enrolled at Georgetown University and, while there, played at the guard position on the Georgetown Hoyas football team in 1925 and 1926. He was a consensus selection for the 1926 College Football All-America Team. At six feet, four inches, and 250 pounds, he was a large player for his era. He played for Hoyas teams that compiled a 16-3-1 in 1925 and 1926. In December 1926, he was awarded the Veterans Cup as the most valuable player in eastern football. He was inducted into the Georgetown University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1953.
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- "2012 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2012. p. 5. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
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- "Veteran Athletes of Philadelphia Pick Navy Eleven as Champion of the East". The New York Times. December 11, 1926. https://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9F02E3D61539E632A25752C1A9649D946795D6CF.
- "Ex-Football Star In Training". The New York Times. June 5, 1938. https://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9E01E2D81431E03ABC4D53DFB0668383629EDE.