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Len Eshmont

American football player from United States of America

Leonard Charles Eshmont (August 26, 1917 – May 12, 1957) was an American football running back and defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted out of Fordham University by the New York Giants in the 1941 NFL Draft. He served as an assistant football coach at Virginia. Eshmont died in 1957 of infectious hepatitis. The 49ers created The Len Eshmont Award, the 49ers most prestigious annual honor, which is given to the Niner who best exemplifies the "inspirational and courageous play" of Len Eshmont, a player from the original 1946 Forty Niners team.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1917-08-26
Place of birth
Mount Carmel
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
American football player

Education

Institution From To
Fordham University

Athlete facts

Sports
American football

Death

Date of death
1957-05-12
Cause of death
Hepatitis
Place of death
Charlottesville

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