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Harry Connaughton
Date of birth: June 6, 1905
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of death: August 11, 1969 (age 64)
Place of death: Braham, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s): Center
College: Georgetown University
High school: Saint Joseph's Preparatory School
Organizations

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] In December 1926, he was awarded the Veterans Cup as the most valuable player in eastern football.[4] He was inducted into the Georgetown University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1953.[3]

Connaughton also played professional football for the Frankford Yellow Jackets during the 1927 NFL season. He started 16 games at the guard position for the 1927 Yellow Jackets.[1]

In 1938, he became the assistant to Michael Igoe, the United States Attorney in Chicago. By June 1938, his weight had dropped to 180 pounds from 260 pounds while playing football at Georgetown.[5]

Connaughton died in 1969 ate age 64 in Braham, Minnesota.[1]

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Template:1926 College Football Consensus All-Americans

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