Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sig Sigurdson

Sigurd Frederick Sigurdson

November 27, 1918
Seattle, WA

December 2, 2006
Seattle, WA

1935-36 Ballard High School - Seattle (High School)
1936-37 Ballard High School - Seattle (High School)
1937-38 Pacific Lutheran - Tacoma (College)
1938-39 Pacific Lutheran - Tacoma (College)
1939-40 Pacific Lutheran - Tacoma (College)
1940-41 Pacific Lutheran - Tacoma (College)
Los Angeles (Independent)
1946-47 Seattle Blue Devils (PCBL)
1947-48 Tacoma Mountaineers (PCBL)

Born in Washington, Sigurdson was a natural athlete who lettered in four sports at Pacific Lutheran (baseball, football, basketball and track.) A very talented basketball player, he played some semi-pro basketball in Seattle while also playing at Ballard. This ruse was discovered due to a photo in the newspaper. Sigurdson's father did not allow Sig to play football in high school, so when he went to college, he took to the sport and became on of the best ends in the Pacific Northwest. He worked in the shipyards in California during World War 2, before joining the Marines. He returned to Seattle after the war.

Sigurdson signed with the Seattle Blue Devils of the Pacific Coast Basketball League in 1946, and in 1947 played 8 games for the Baltimore Colts in the All-American Football Conference. The Blue Devils sold him September 30, 1947, to Tacoma. Done with professional sports, he managed some bowling alleys around Seattle and also worked as a longshoreman

AAFC Stats:

Seattle PI, October 24, 2006

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