Jim Moscrip
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1913-09-17)September 17, 1913
Place of birth: Adena, Ohio
Date of death: October 11, 1980(1980-10-11) (aged 67)
Place of death: Atherton, California
Career information
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 1936 / Round: 9 / Pick: 76
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions (19381939)
Career highlights and awards
* College Football Hall of Fame (1985)
Stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

James Henderson "Monk" Moscrip (September 17, 1913 - October 11, 1980) was an American college and professional football player.

Born in Adena, Ohio, he attended The Kiski Prep School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, before enrolling at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Moscrip became an All-American end for the Stanford Indians and was a member of the Stanford football teams known as the "Vow Boys."[1] The "Vow Boys" teams played together from 1934 to 1936, never lost a game to either USC or Cal, and went to three consecutive Rose Bowl games. Moscrip was selected as a consensus first-team All-American in both 1934 and 1935.

After graduating from Stanford, Moscrip later played pro football with the Detroit Lions in 1938 and 1939. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II and participated in battles at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. After winning a fight against alcohol addiction, Moscrip served as the manager of the alcohol rehabilitation center in Woodside, California for nearly 25 years. In October 1980, Moscrip died of a heart attack at his home in Atherton, California, at the age of 67.[1] He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Former Stanford End Moscrip Dies". Los Angeles Times. 1980-10-19.
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