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Patrick Grant (American football)

Patrick Grant
Date of birth: April 30, 1886
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Date of death: October 28, 1927 (age 39)
Place of death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Center
College: Harvard College
As player:
1907 Harvard
Career highlights and awards
Consensus All-American (1907)

Patrick Grant II (April 30, 1886 – October 28, 1927) was an American football player. He played college football at Harvard University and was a consensus first-team selection to the 1907 College Football All-America Team.

Grant was born in 1886 at Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were Robert Grant, Boston probate judge, and Amy Gordon Galt.[1]

Grant enrolled at Harvard University where he played on the Harvard Crimson football team. After the 1907 season, he was selected as a consensus first-team center on the 1907 College Football All-America Team.[2] He graduated from Harvard in 1908.[1]

In 1912, Grant ran an aviation school at Seabreeze, Florida. While in Florida, he became engaged to Marie S. Disston.[1] The two were married in September 1912.[3] They had a daughter in approximately 1916.[4] Grant served with the Royal Canadian Flying Corps and won an amateur golf tournament in 1919.[4]

In the 1920s, Grant managed the statistical department at the banking firm of Townsend, Whelen & Co. in Philadelphia. He died in October 1927 at age 39 when he fell from the window of his office on the fifth floor of an office building on Walnut Street in Philadelphia.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Ex-Football Star To Wed". The New York Times. March 18, 1912. 
  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Miss Marie Disston Weds: Married to Patrick Grant, 2d, Son of Judge Robert Grant of Boston". The New York Times. September 8, 1912. 
  4. ^ a b c "Patrick Grant 2d, Noted Harvard Centre, Dies in Fall From Philadelphia Office Building". The New York Times. October 29, 1927. p. 1.