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Boyd Brumbaugh

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Personal information
Date of birth: August 24, 1915
Place of birth: Springdale, Pennsylvania
Date of death: April 5, 1988(1988-04-05) (aged 72)
Place of death: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Duquesne
NFL draft: 1938 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
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Urban Boyd Brumbaugh (August 24, 1915 - April 5, 1988) was a professional football player in the National Football League for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates (who were later renamed the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1941).

College football

Prior to his professional career, he played college football at Duquesne University from 1935 to 1937, where he received All-American honors. In 1936, he led the Dukes to a 7-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers. It would be Pitts only loss of the season as they won the 1936 National Championship.

Pro football

Brumbaugh was the third overall pick of the 1938 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the Dodgers from 1938 to 1939. During the 1939 season, he was traded to the Pirates-Steelers, where he played from 1939 to 1941.


He was later elected into the Duquesne Sports Hall of Fame, Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame, Western Pennsylvania Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.


At the time of his death, Boyd was survived by his wife, Joan, a son, Jack, and seven grandchildren.


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