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Ed Tryon


Joseph Edward Tryon

Inducted 1963

Date of Birth



Medford, MA


Colgate University (1922-1925)


Colgate's Ed Tryon specialized in leading the Raiders to upsets of larger schools. The Colgate halfback had touchdown runs of 65 and 25 yards which helped forge a 23-23 deadlock with Ohio State in 1923. And, in 1925, the team captain stunned Princeton when he scored the only touchdown in a 7-0 upset of the Tigers. That same year, his short scoring burst gave the Maroon a 7-7 tie with Lafayette and insured Colgate of an unbeaten season. "He was the hardest working athlete I ever coached," proclaimed Dick Harlow after Tryon was named All-America in 1925. Tryon was the most dedicated player a coach could ever imagine, always early to practice and most-often the last man to leave the field. He drilled for hour upon hour concentrating on his kicking and passing. But it was as a ball-carrier that Ed Tryon was most feared. A slippery-hipped runner, he was a great open-field man, elusive and quick. Tryon lettered four years at Colgate, 1922-25, and gained All-America mention the last two. As a freshman in 1922, he scored five touchdowns in a 59-0 victory over Columbia.


Height 5'8

Weight 180

Career Highlights

  • 1925 First Team All-America
  • 1923 Second Team All-America
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