Reds "Reds" Bagnell
- Position: Halfback
- School: Pennsylvania
- High School: Philadelphia, PA (West Catholic HS)\rPhiladelphia, PA (Germantown Academy)
- Years: 1948-1950
- Inducted: 1977
- Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA
- Date of Birth: Sep 15, 1928
- Place of Death: Philadelphia, PA
- Date of Death: Jul 10, 1995
- Jersey Number: 44
- Height: 6-0
- Weight: 178
Member BiographyFrancis "Reds" Bagnell was a Pennsylvania sophomore in
1948. He came off the bench with five minutes to play in
the third game of the season and led a Penn rally that beat
Columbia 20-14. In 1949 his best game was against Army;
he completed 15 of 20 passes. In 1950 he rushed for 214
yards and passed for 276 in a 42-36 victory over
Dartmouth. His total offense of 490 yards was a national
record. So was his streak of 14 straight pass completions.
Bagnell finished 1950 with 1,603 yards on total offense,
ranking eighth in the nation. He made All-America
halfback, won the Maxwell Award, and was named Player
of the Year by Football Digest and the Helms Foundation.
Bagnell went all the way in Penn football. In the 1940s he
was the team's water boy; in 1949 he was team captain.
He won nine letters in football, basketball, and baseball.
He had a business career in Philadelphia and was president
of Resource America Inc. President Ronald Reagan in
1981 named him a member of the Battle Monuments
Commission, charged with preservation of U.S. military
cemeteries on foreign soil. In 1984 he flew to France for
ceremonies on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. Bagnell
was elected president of the Maxwell Club in 1976 and
president of the National Football Foundation in 1990. He
was born September 15, 1928, and died July 10, 1995.