Red Dunn
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Dunn as Marquette's captain in 1923.
Born:(1901-06-21)June 21, 1901
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died:January 15, 1957(1957-01-15) (aged 55)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Running back
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight177 lb (80 kg)
Career history
As coach
1932–1940Marquette (assistant)
As player
1924Milwaukee Badgers
1925–1926Chicago Cardinals
1927–1931Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Aloysius "Red" Dunn (June 21, 1901 – January 15, 1957) was a professional American football player who played running back and was an exceptional punter for eight seasons for the Milwaukee Badgers, Chicago Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1976.[1] He is the grandfather of former quarterback Jason Gesser.

Nicknamed "Red" for the color of his hair, Dunn possessed an equally colorful personality. He earned five letters competing in football, basketball and baseball at Marquette Academy. Dunn later attended Marquette University, earning All-America honors while leading the Golden Avalanche in 1922 and 1923 to a 17–0–1 record. While a Packer, he served as Curly Lambeau's "field general" for the 1929, 1930, and 1931 NFL Champions.

After his playing days Dunn moved to coaching, assisting Frank Murray and Paddy Driscoll at Marquette from 1932 to 1940. Dunn is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ Christl, Cliff. "Joseph "Red" Dunn". Archived from the original on September 29, 2023. Retrieved September 20, 2023.