James Henderson "Monk" Moscrip (September 17, 1913 - October 11, 1980) was an American college and professional football player.
|Born:||September 17, 1913|
|Died:||October 11, 1980 (aged 67)|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1936 / Round: 9 / Pick: 76|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Player stats at PFR|
Born in Adena, Ohio, he attended The Kiski Prep School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, before enrolling at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Moscrip became an All-American end for the Stanford Indians and was a member of the Stanford football teams known as the "Vow Boys." The "Vow Boys" teams played together from 1934 to 1936, never lost a game to either USC or Cal, and went to three consecutive Rose Bowl games. Moscrip was selected as a consensus first-team All-American in both 1934 and 1935.
After graduating from Stanford, Moscrip later played pro football with the Detroit Lions in 1938 and 1939. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II and participated in battles at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. After winning a fight against alcohol addiction, Moscrip served as the manager of the alcohol rehabilitation center in Woodside, California for nearly 25 years. In October 1980, Moscrip died of a heart attack at his home in Atherton, California, at the age of 67. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.
- "Former Stanford End Moscrip Dies". Los Angeles Times. 1980-10-19.