Dewey McConnell
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Dewey McConnell
Dewey McConnell
No. 26
Position:End
Personal information
Born:January 26, 1930
Laramie, Wyoming
Died:February 19, 1984
Laramie, Wyoming
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Laramie (WY)
College:Wyoming
NFL Draft:1952 / Round: 3 / Pick: 37
(by the Los Angeles Rams)[1]
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Dewey L. McConnell (January 26, 1930 - February 19, 1984) was an American football player. A native of Laramie, Wyoming, McConnell played college football for the Wyoming Cowboys football team. After leading the NCAA with 47 receptions for 725 yards during the 1951 season, McConnell was selected by the Associated Press and the Newspaper Enterprise Association as a first-team player on their 1951 College Football All-America Teams.[2][3] He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams with the 37th pick in the 1952 NFL Draft Dewey then served in the US Navy in San Diego from mid 1952 to mid 1954. After leaving the Navy Dewey was traded to Pittsburgh where he played during the 1954 season.].[4] McConnell was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "1952 Los Angeles Rams". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2010. Retrieved 2020.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "AP's All-American Grid Team". Greeley Daily Tribune. December 7, 1951.
  3. ^ Harry Grayson (December 4, 1951). "Kazmaier, Lauricella Unanimous NEA All-American Eleven Selections". Brownsville Herald. Brownsville, Texas.
  4. ^ "Dewey McConnell". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Dewey L. McConnell". Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame.



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