Paul Page
No. 88
Position:Halfback/defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1927-09-16)September 16, 1927
Eldorado, Texas, U.S.
Died:February 15, 1997(1997-02-15) (aged 69)
Tom Green County, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Eldorado (TX)
College:SMU
NFL draft:1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:8
Rushing yards:81
Average:3.2
Rushing TDs:0
Player stats at PFR

Paul Eugene Page (September 16, 1927 – February 15, 1997) was an American football halfback and defensive back who played for the All-America Football Conference's (AAFC) Baltimore Colts during the 1949 season.

After attending Eldorado High School in Eldorado, Texas,[1] Page played college football at Southern Methodist University from 1945 to 1948, and was a member of the team that reached the Cotton Bowl in 1948.[2] After his college career, Page was selected by teams in multiple leagues. In the 1949 National Football League Draft, the New York Giants chose him with the fourth overall pick.[1] The AAFC's Colts selected Page with the 81st pick in the 1949 AAFC Draft, in the 11th round.[3] Page opted to play in the AAFC, and spent one season with the Colts. In 25 rushing attempts, he gained 81 yards, and he caught four passes for 62 yards.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Paul Page". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame: Paul Page". Southern Methodist University. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "1949 AAFC Draft" (PDF). Professional Football Researchers Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 29, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2018.