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Urban Odson
Date of birth: November 17, 1918(1918-11-17)
Place of birth: Clark, South Dakota
Date of death: June 22, 1986 (aged 67)
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1942 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
 As player:
1946-1949 Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Awards: consensus first team All American 1940, second team All American 1941
Honors: All Big Ten first team 1940, Member of South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame
Playing stats at

Urban Leroy Odson was an American football tackle in the National Football League who played 44 games for the Green Bay Packers (1946-1949) In 1942, the Green Bay Packers used the 9th pick in the 1st round of the 1942 NFL Draft to sign Odson out of the University of Minnesota. Odson starred on two undefeated National Championship teams for the Golden Gophers (1940 and 1941). Odson was selected to play in the 1942 College All-Star game on August 28, 1942 in front of 101,103 spectators against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago. Odson also was selected to play in the East-West Shrine All Star game. Odson entered the Navy and played for the legendary Great Lakes football teams that played games against pro teams. Odson is listed on the Football and America: World War II Honor Roll at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. After serving a tour in the Pacific theater aboard the USS Amsterdam, Odson went on to play under Curly Lambeau for four seasons with the Packers and left the NFL after the 1949 season. In 1950 he joined the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for one season before retiring from professional football.

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