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Reds Bassman
American gridiron football player and athletics competitor

Reds Bassman

Reds Bassman
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Intro American gridiron football player and athletics competitor
Was American football player Athlete
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 25 February 1913
Death 3 August 2010 (aged 97 years)
Star sign Pisces
The details (from wikipedia)


Herman L. "Reds" Bassman (February 25, 1913 – August 3, 2010) was an American football halfback who played one season with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football at Ursinus College and attended Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

College career

Bassman played for the Ursinus Bears from 1933 to 1935. He also participated in track and wrestling. He returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in a 7-6 upset victory against the Penn Quakers in 1934. Bassman was inducted into the Ursinus College Athletics Hall of Fame in 1980.

Professional career

Bassman played in eight games for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1936. Injuries reportedly cut short his career.

Personal life

Bassman served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He died on August 3, 2010 in Petersburg, Virginia. He was the oldest living former Eagles player at the time of his death.

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