ALONZO "LON" WATFORD (Deceased)
Inducted: August 1, 1975 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: September 24, 1906 in Lafayette, IN
High School Attended: Lafayette Jefferson Graduated: 1924
High School Honors: All-State End 1924
College Attended: Butler University Graduated: 1928
College Honors: Star fullback and letterman 1928, 1929; nation's second leading collegiate scorer in 1927.
Special Recognition: Retired after 36 years at Crispus Attucks, receiving an Appreciation Plaque; after retiring, became assistant trainer at Purdue University; held trainer post 1969-1972; returned to Indianapolis as a physical education instructor at St. Rita's Grade School; Coach Alonzo Watford Youth Football League was started in Indianapolis in 2006 in his memory by his grandson, Darrel, and great-grandson, Daeon; Crispus Attucks football field has been renamed Coach Alonzo Watford Field; inducted into Butler University Athletic Hall of Fame posthumously in 1994.
Family: Wife, Marie; children, Barbara, James, Katherine, Felecia, and Peter; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Coach Watford passed away December 1, 1984.