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Clarence Beck
... Beck made his professional debut in the National Football League in 1925 with the Pottsville Maroons ... In 1924 Beck helped the Maroons win the 1924 Anthracite League championship ... This move placed Clarence with his brother, Carl, on the Maroons team ...
Maroons (Sierra Leone)
... The Maroons of Sierra Leone were the second group of immigrants to Freetown, Sierra Leone ... The Maroons were the same ethnic group as the Jamaican Maroons and they came from Trelawny Town, Jamaica ... In Sierra Leone, Maroons and 'Settlers' (Nova Scotians Settlers) were antagonistic towards each other ...
Maroons - Sports
... The Maroons, nickname for the successful and record-breaking Queensland state rugby league team Montreal Maroons, a professional ice hockey team from 1924 to 1938 Toledo Maroons, an NFL ...
List Of Pottsville Maroons Players
... This is a list of American football players who have played for the Pottsville Maroons in the National Football League (NFL) ... The Pottsville Maroons franchise was originally founded in 1920 and lasted until 1928, when the team relocated to Boston, Massachusetts and became the Boston Bulldogs ...
Barney Wentz
... In 1925 Wentz made his NFL debut in the with the Pottsville Maroons ... In 1925 Wentz helped the Maroons win the NFL Championship ... led the NFL with 10 touchdowns and helped the Maroons finish 3rd in the standings with a 10-2 record ...

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