Bruce Alford Sr.

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Herbert Bruce Alford Sr. (September 12, 1922 – May 8, 2010) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Yanks. He also played football in the All-America Football Conference for the New York Yankees. Alford played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU). Alford was an all Southwest Conference end in 1941 and 1942 was named MVP in the 1942 Orange Bowl and received Rogers Trophy in 1942, awarded to the TCU Most Valuable Player. He served in World War II for the United States Army.[1][2]

Bruce Alford Sr.
Bruce Alford - 1951 Bowman.jpg
Alford on a 1951 Bowman football card
Born:(1922-09-12)September 12, 1922
Waco, Texas
Died:May 8, 2010(2010-05-08) (aged 87)
Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
NFL draft1943 / Round: 8 / Pick: 62
(By the Philadelphia Eagles)
Career history
As player
1946–1949New York Yankees (AAFC)
1950–1951New York Yanks
Career stats

After retiring from playing, he was a line judge in the NFL for 20 seasons, from 1960 to 1979, working three Super Bowls (II, VII, IX), wearing number 24. His son, Bruce Alford Jr., also played in the NFL.


  1. ^ "WW II Honor Roll". Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bruce Alford". Retrieved September 19, 2019.

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