Al Dekdebrun
Personal information
Born:(1921-05-11)May 11, 1921
Buffalo, New York
Died:March 29, 2005(2005-03-29) (aged 83)
Career information
NFL Draft:1946 / Round: 9 / Pick: 72
Career history
Career highlights and awards
CFL All Star – 1950
Grey Cup Champion – 1950
Career NFL statistics
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. He attended Columbia for his freshman year before transferring to Cornell.[1]

In the 1950 Grey Cup, deemed the Mud Bowl,[2] he scored the only touchdown for the winning Toronto Argonauts.[3]

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.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Allen E. Dekdebrun (1982) – Hall of Fame". Cornell University Athletics.
  2. ^ "For iconic Grey Cup moments, Winnipeg always seemed to share the grand stage" Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  3. ^ "60 Years Later: 1950 Mud Bowl" Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  4. ^ "This Day in Buffalo Sports History" Archived 2011-10-08 at the Wayback Machine Buffalo News.
Preceded byNo one Buffalo Bison Starting Quarterbacks 1946 Succeeded byGeorge Ratterman