Black-and-White photo of football player in full football uniform. Player is mid-air with his left arm cocked back, mid-throw. His right arm is stretched out and back, his back is arched and his legs are spread -- making a human "X" and taking up most of the photograph. The football player's uniform consists of white pants with two dark stripes running down the outside of the leg. The jersey is dark colored with a white number 33 on it. Player wears a helmet. Along the bottom of the photograph is a line of trees and the playing field - both are out of focus.
Black-and-White photo of Harry Agganis. Agganis is in his full football uniform, in mid-air preparing to throw the football. Agganis's uniform consists of white pants with two dark stripes running down the outside of the leg. The jersey is dark colored with the number 33 on it. Agganis wears a helmet. Along the bottom of the photograph is a line of trees and the playing field out of focus.
Donated by Nick Tsiotis. Aristotle George "Harry" Agganis was born April 20, 1929. Agganis was a football star at Boston University in 1949, setting a school record for touchdown passes. During a brief period in the Marine Corps Agganis played on the Camp Lejeune (NC) football and baseball teams. After leaving the Corps on a dependency discharge, Agganis returned to Boston University to play football in 1951-1952. Agganis was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 1952 draft, but remained in college. Upon graduation, Agganis was signed as a first baseman for the Boston Red Sox. He made his Major League Baseball debut in 1954. Agganis died of a pulmonary embolism on June 27, 1955. His number, 33, was retired by Boston University and Agganis was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
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Photograph, 1949 – 1952, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/4616. Accessed 01/16/21.