James William “Bill” Glassford was born on March 8, 1914,in Lancaster, Ohio and died on September 19, 2016.
He was a former American football player and coach.
Bill attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played football earning first-team All-American status at guard.
Glassford was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and graduated in 1936.
Bill played for the Cincinnati Bengals of the second American Football League in 1937.
He coached at the University of New Hampshire,from 1946 to 1948 where he compiled a 19–5–1 record.
Which includes an 8–1 record in 1947.
He died in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He was at that time the oldest, still-living former NFL player, and one of only 7 total to have lived a century.
Bill Glassford passed away at 102 years old.