Francis "Reds" Bagnell (September 15, 1928 – July 10, 1995) was an American football halfback in college. He was an All-American tailback for the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1951. He won the Maxwell Award, was third for Heisman Trophy balloting, and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. Inducted in 1970 to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He served as president of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bagnell passed up his chance to play in the NFL to enlist in the navy, where he served a 4-year stint as a naval officer. He spent his professional career as a successful stockbroker, followed by a long career as president of a highly successful energy company. He was appointed to the American Battle Monuments Commission by Ronald Reagan and (Which George Bush?)
|Born:||September 15, 1928|
|Died:||July 10, 1995 (aged 66)|
|NFL draft||1951 / Round: 11 / Pick: 134|
|Drafted by||New York Giants|
The 1950 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1950. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1950 season are (1) the All-America Board (AAB), (2) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (3) the Associated Press (AP), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FW), (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (7) the Sporting News (SN), and (8) the United Press (UP).
Ohio State halfback Vic Janowicz, Army end Dan Foldberg, and Texas guard Bud McFadin were the only three players to be unanimously named first-team All-Americans by all eight official selectors. Janowicz was awarded the 1950 Heisman Trophy.1951 NFL Draft
The 1951 National Football League draft was held January 18–19, 1951, at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The Baltimore Colts folded after the 1950 season. The NFL placed their players in the 1951 NFL draft.Art McNally
Art McNally (born July 1, 1925) is a former Director of Officiating for the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 to 1991. Before becoming Director of Officiating—succeeding Mark Duncan, who had held the position from 1964 to 1968—McNally served as a field judge and referee in the NFL for nine years from 1959 to 1967. During a 22-year span, he officiated over 3,000 football, baseball, and basketball games, which included one year in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
McNally is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Roman Catholic High School before graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia. McNally was a teacher and coach in the Philadelphia school district until his appointment as the NFL's Supervisor of Officials in 1968.
As NFL Director of Officiating, McNally headed a department of five men who coordinated and directed a staff of 112 game officials. He was responsible for the scouting, screening, hiring and grading of the seven man crews that work each NFL game. He was succeeded by Jerry Seeman after the 1990 season.
After retiring as Director of Officiating, McNally accepted the position as Supervisor of Officials for the World League of American Football in December 1991, a position he held for the 1992 season, but continued to serve as a League Consultant and Game Observer thereafter.
McNally returned to the NFL front office in 1996 to work as an Assistant Supervisor of Officials, a position he currently continues to serve in.
McNally is a Veteran of World War II serving in the Marines.Carl Peterson
Carl D. Peterson (born May 26, 1943) grew up in Long Beach, California, and is an alumnus of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he earned a bachelor's, master's and doctorate of education. He is best known as the former president, general manager, and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Peterson served in those roles from 1989 to 2009 and hired four head coaches for the Chiefs during his tenure: Marty Schottenheimer, Gunther Cunningham, Dick Vermeil, and Herman Edwards.
Peterson is a consultant with Miami Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross of FanVision, an in-stadium fan technology device serving 12 NFL teams and two Division I universities. FanVision does all 38 NASCAR races, US Open (tennis), plus a number of major PGA Tournaments. Three BCS Bowl Games also employed FanVision's in-stadium technology in January 2011. Peterson is also a principle and partner with Dick Vermeil Wines, located in Calistoga, California.Chris Berman
Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, and hosted the network's Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports. Berman calls play-by-play of select Major League Baseball games for ESPN, which included the Home Run Derby until 2016. A six-time honoree of the National Sports Media Association's "National Sportscaster of the Year" award, Berman was instrumental in establishing ESPN's lasting popularity during the network's formative years. He is well known for his various catchphrases and quirky demeanor.
In January 2017, ESPN announced that Berman would be stepping down from several NFL-related roles at the network, but would remain at the company.George Munger (American football)
George Almond Munger (June 24, 1909 – July 21, 1994) was an American athlete, coach and athletic director. He played college football and competed in track and field at the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1933. He returned to Penn as head coach of the football team from 1938 to 1953 and as director of physical education from 1954 to 1974. His 1945 and 1947 teams finished ranked among the top ten college football teams in the United States, and he coached five players who were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and three who received the Maxwell Award as the best player in college football. Munger was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1976. The Maxwell Football Club has present the George Munger Award each year since 1989 to the national college football coach of the year.Joe Browne
Joe Browne ended a 50-year career at the National Football League office on March 31, 2016 as the longest serving employee ever in that office.
He began as a 17-year-old college intern in 1965. Upon his NFL retirement, he told younger colleagues they should consider changing their career path every 50 years or so simply to stay fresh.
After serving on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, he became a full-time NFL employee in 1970 and was named to several key front office posts by then Commissioner Pete Rozelle during the next 20 years.
Browne later was appointed the NFL’s first-ever Vice President by then Commissioner Paul Tagliabue in April, 1990. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1995 and Executive Vice President of Communications & Government Affairs in 2002.
Browne’s league-wide areas of responsibility during his career included NFL media relations, public affairs and community relations in North America and overseas. He also served as chief liaison for the NFL clubs in Congressional, military and government agency-related matters in Washington D.C.
Browne’s specific responsibilities included generating international publicity and media coverage for the annual Super Bowl, the most popular and most watched one-day sporting event in North America. He worked the last 49 consecutive games. Super Bowl Sunday has evolved into an unofficial winter holiday in the USA. The Super Bowl annually attracts more than 5,000 members of an international media corps and is televised to 170 countries and territories in nearly 25 languages.
Browne became Senior Advisor to Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2010. He spent his last five years in that position primarily working with the NFL’s 20,000-plus retired players. “We in the NFL are fortunate to have thousands of players who have become successful in their post playing careers,” Browne says. “We also have programs in place to help other alumni who may be struggling.”
He now heads the New York-based Joe Browne Agency which serves clients at the intersection of sports, entertainment and politics. He also serves on the International Advisory Board for FleishmanHillard, the global communications firm.
Browne was a charter member of the Board of Directors of USA Football, the governing body for amateur football in the United States. The organization in 2016 created the ‘Joe Browne Leadership Award’ annually is bestowed on “A Football Leader Who Is Committed To The Betterment Of Young Athletes”. Browne himself was the first recipient.
He has been honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame with its Ralph Hay Pioneer Award which is given periodically to a person who has made significant and innovative contributions to pro football. Browne also has been a recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award given by the New Orleans Touchdown Club and the Reds Bagnell Award presented by the Maxwell Club of Philadelphia.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Advisory Board for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He also recently served on the national Board of Governors for the United Way of America.
Browne was born in New York and was the first scholarship basketball player at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, N.Y. where he is a member of his alma mater’s Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
Browne and his wife Karyn live on Long Island and have two adult sons – Tim and Randy.List of College Football Hall of Fame inductees (players, A–K)
This list consists of American college football players who have been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.List of Penn Quakers in the NFL Draft
This is a list of Penn Quakers football players in the NFL Draft.List of Phi Gamma Delta members
Over the years, many members of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (also known as FIJI) have gained notability in their chosen fields. Examples include one U.S. President (Calvin Coolidge), four U.S. Vice Presidents, eleven Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, five Medal of Honor recipients, six Pulitzer Prize winners, two Nobel Prize winners, over 80 competitors in the Olympic Games (of which at least 28 Fijis have won at least 37 medals), and at least six billionaires.List of University of Pennsylvania people
This is a partial list of notable faculty, alumni and scholars of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, United States.Maxwell Award
The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the college football player judged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best all-around in the United States. The award is named after Robert "Tiny" Maxwell, a Swarthmore College football player, coach and sportswriter. Johnny Lattner (1952, 1953) and Tim Tebow (2007, 2008) are the only players to have won the award twice. It is the college equivalent of the Bert Bell Award of the National Football League, also given out by the Maxwell Club.Maxwell Football Club
The Maxwell Football Club (originally called the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia) was established in 1935 to promote safety in the game of American football. Named in honor of Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell, legendary college player, official, and sports columnist, the club was founded by his friend Bert Bell, then owner of the Philadelphia Eagles professional football team and later commissioner of the National Football League. The awards are presented during the spring of the following year.As of 2017, the club's president is Mark Dianno, and the club's Chairman is former NFL defensive back Shawn Wooden. The club's headquarters are located in Ambler, Pennsylvania.Penn Quakers football
The Penn Quakers football team is the college football team at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penn Quakers have competed in the Ivy League since its inaugural season of 1956, and are currently a Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Penn has played in 1,364 football games, the most of any school in any division. Penn plays its home games at historic Franklin Field, the oldest football stadium in the US. All Penn games are broadcast on WNTP or WFIL radio.Reds Bagnell Award
The Reds Bagnell Award is presented annually to an individual for their contributions to the game of American football. The award is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. It is named for longtime Club president and College Football Hall of Fame member Reds Bagnell.
Maxwell Award winners