Al Dekdebrun

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Al Dekdebrun
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1921-05-11)May 11, 1921
Buffalo, New York
Died: March 29, 2005(2005-03-29) (aged 83)
Career information
College: Cornell; Columbia
NFL Draft: 1946 / Round: 9 / Pick: 72
Career history
Career highlights and awards

CFL All Star - 1950

Grey Cup Champion - 1950
Career NFL statistics
TD-INT: 13-18
Yards: 1,224
QB Rating: 62.7
Player stats at

Allen Edward Dekdebrun (May 11, 1921 – March 29, 2005) was an American Football quarterback and politician from Buffalo, New York. As a professional football player, Dekdebrun was a career journeyman, playing in the All-America Football Conference, National Football League, Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, and Ontario Rugby Football Union, changing teams on an annual basis. He played college football at Cornell University, where he was also a member of the Quill and Dagger society, and high school football at Burgard High School in Buffalo.

In the 1950 Grey Cup, deemed the Mud Bowl,[1] he scored the only touchdown for the winning Toronto Argonauts.[2]

After his football career ended, Dekdebrun opened a sporting goods store in Buffalo, and also served as the town supervisor of Amherst, New York. He sought the office of Erie County executive in 1975, but lost to incumbent Edward Regan.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "For iconic Grey Cup moments, Winnipeg always seemed to share the grand stage" Winnepeg Free Press. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  2. ^ "60 Years Later: 1950 Mud Bowl" Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  3. ^ "This Day in Buffalo Sports History" Buffalo News.

External links

  • Al Dekdebrun statistics
Preceded by
No one
Buffalo Bison Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
George Ratterman

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