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Joe Glamp
Born (1921-05-13)May 13, 1921
Standard Shaft, Pennsylvania
Died January 13, 1989(1989-01-13) (aged 67)
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Joseph J. Glamp (May 13, 1921 - January 13, 1989) was a professional American football halfback and place kicker in the National Football League. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1947 thru 1949.

Glamp attended and played football at Hurst High School, located in Norvelt, Pennsylvania. Many sources mistakenly state that Glamp attended Mount Pleasant Area High School, located in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. However that school was not open until 1960 well after Glamp's high school time. That puts him at Hurst High School which merged with Ramsey High School in 1960 to form Mount Pleasant Area High School.[1]

He then attended and played at Louisiana State University.

NFL careerEdit

According to former Pittsburgh coach, Jock Sutherland, Glamp was the only Steeler in 1947 that could outrun guard, John Mastrangelo.[2] On October 5, 1947, Glamp score six points (1 field goal and 3 extra points), however a field goal attempt with 25 seconds to play bounced off the left upright and resulted in a 27-26 Steelers loss to the Washington Redskins.[3]

In a 1948 rematch Pittsburgh took possession on downs at the Washington 41 with about a minute and a half to go. It appeared that Bob Nussbaumer had sealed the game when he intercepted Johnny Clement's pass, however a penalty against the Redskins nullified the turnover. Glamp then missed a 21-yard field goal, but the Redskins were offsides. Another offside pushed the line of scrimmage down to the 3 yard line. Glamp' game-winner came on the next play.[4] For the 1948 season, Glamp set a Steelers scoring record, by posting 54 points that season. His record would stand until the 1950 season, when it was broken by Joe Geri.[5] On October 23, 1949, Glamp recorded another 6 point game (1 field goal, 3 extra points) as the Steelers defeated the New York Bulldogs 24-13.[6]

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