Max Bumgardner

American football player and coach (1923–2005)
American football player
Max Bumgardner
No. 36
Position:Defensive end, end
Personal information
Born:(1923-05-13)May 13, 1923
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Died:April 12, 2005(2005-04-12) (aged 81)
Greenville, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Wichita Falls
(Wichita Falls, Texas)
NFL draft:1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
As a player:
  • Detroit Lions (1948)
As a coach:
As an administrator:
Career highlights and awards

Max Andrew Bumgardner (May 13, 1923 – April 12, 2005) was an American football player and coach. After playing college football as an end at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1948, he was selected in the first round of the 1948 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, but was sent to the Detroit Lions.[1] He played for just one season in the National Football League (NFL), with the Lions.[2]

Bumgardner began his coaching career in 1949 at Denison High School in Denison, Texas, where he worked as an assistant under head football coach Les Cranfill.[3] In 1950, he was hired as the head football coach and athletic director at San Angelo College—now known as Angelo State University—in San Angelo, Texas.[4] Bumgardner remained in that post until he resigned in 1968, after the school had become a four-year college and was renamed as Angelo State College.[5]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Angelo State Rams (NAIA independent) (1964–1967)
1964 Angelo State 5–4
1965 Angelo State 3–7
1966 Angelo State 0–10
1967 Angelo State 3–6
Angelo State Rams (Lone Star Conference) (1968)
1968 Angelo State 2–9 NA NA
Angelo State: 13–36
Total: 13–36

See also


  1. ^ The Alcade Volume 37, Issue 6.
  2. ^ "Max Bumgardner". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "Max Bumgardner At Denison High". The Marshall News Messenger. Marshall, Texas. Associated Press. January 16, 1949. p. 10. Retrieved June 7, 2020 – via Open access icon.
  4. ^ "Max Bumgardner Gets San Angelo JC Post". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, Texas. Associated Press. January 17, 1950. p. 24. Retrieved June 7, 2020 – via Open access icon.
  5. ^ "Angelo State's Bumgardner Quits Grid Coach Post". Mexia News. Mexia, Texas. Associated Press. November 6, 1968. p. 8. Retrieved June 7, 2020 – via Open access icon.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from · Pro Football Reference
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