Matt Brennan (American football)

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Matt Brennan
Position: Back
Personal information
Born:(1897-10-03)October 3, 1897
Stamford, Connecticut
Died:January 3, 1963(1963-01-03) (aged 65)
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Bronx (NY) Fordham Prep
College: Lafayette
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Matthew William Brennan (October 3, 1897 – January 3, 1963) was an American football back who played two seasons in the National Football League with the New York Giants and Brooklyn Lions. He first enrolled at Villanova University before transferring to Fordham University and lastly Lafayette College. [1]

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  1. "MATT BRENNAN". Retrieved 24 August 2014.