|Born:||May 11, 1921|
Buffalo, New York
|Died:||March 29, 2005(aged 83)|
|NFL Draft:||1946 / Round: 9 / Pick: 72|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All Star – 1950|
Grey Cup Champion – 1950
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
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.
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.
- List of NCAA major college yearly punt and kickoff return leaders
- List of NCAA major college football yearly passing leaders
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- "60 Years Later: 1950 Mud Bowl" Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
- "This Day in Buffalo Sports History" Archived 2011-10-08 at the Wayback Machine Buffalo News.