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Red Badgro

Red Badgro (Pro football.  Born, Orillia, WA, Dec. 1, 1902; died, Orillia, WA, July 13, 1998.)  A six-foot, 190-pound end from Southern California, Morris Badgro is the only man to play pro football for Yankees, Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers teams.  Badgro joined the Football Yankees in 1927 and played for the Giants for six seasons (1930-35) and then Brooklyn in 1936.  He played 75 games for the Giants and led the N.F.L. in receptions (16) in 1934.  Badgro was all-League three times and his second-quarter reception for 29 yards from Harry Newman in the 1933 N.F.L. championship game was the first touchdown pass in league playoff history.  He later was an assistant coach under Lou Little at Columbia.

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