Jim Laird
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1897-09-10)September 10, 1897
Place of birth: Montpelier, Vermont
Date of death: August 16, 1970(1970-08-16) (aged 72)
Place of death: Lebanon, Connecticut
Career information
College: Colgate
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Rochester Jeffersons ( 1920)
 As coach:
* Norwich (1923–1925)
Career highlights and awards
* NFL champion (1928)
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

James Tyler Laird (September 10, 1897 – August 16, 1970) was a professional American football player who played running back for the Rochester Jeffersons, the Buffalo All-Americans, the Canton Bulldogs, the Providence Steam Rollers, and the Staten Island Stapletons. In 1926, he was a player-coach for the Providence Steam Rollers. In 1921 Laird played for the New York Brickley Giants, however he is not listed as being on the team as he played for the Giants only when they played non-league opponents. He also played for the independent Union Quakers of Philadelphia in 1921.

Laird had a son, also named James Tyler Laird, who was the chair of the psychology department at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. James, Jr. married Geraldine Anderson of Montreal. The two raised two children. James, Jr. taught for a time at the army bases in Korea.

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