Three former UD athletes, Cecil Grigg, Fait Elkins and Alvin Swain played in the National Football League. Grigg (1920 to 1927) scored six touchdowns for the Canton Bulldogs, Rochester Jeffersons, New York Giants and Frankford Yellowjackets. Elkins played in 1928, 1929 and 1933 for the Frankford Yellowjackets, Chicago Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds scoring two touchdowns, including a 98 yard kickoff return in his first game. Both were backs. Swain was part of the 1926 Buffalo professional team known as the Texas Rangers. The team went 4-4-2.