Born on September 10, 1902
Chicago, IL
January 15, 1986.
Inducted On
January 16, 1975
Location Inducted
Richmond, IN
Region Number
Notre Dame
Green Bay East, WI
Played football for coach Curly Lambeau, a founder of the NFL's Green Bay Packers.
Notre Dame University
Member of famous “Four Horsemen” of Notre Dame (Crowley, Don Miller, Harry Stuhldreher, and Elmer Layden) made famous by Grantland Rice - "Outlined against the blue, gray October sky the four horsemen rode again;" All-American Halfback 1924; led by Four Horsemen, Notre Dame won National Championship versus Stanford in Rose Bowl; ND won 37 of 41 during 4 years of Four Horsemen.
Commander US Navy 1942-1945 in charge of welfare and recreation in South Pacific; after war, was Commissioner of All-American Football Conference; Chairman of Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission 1955-1963; selected by 400 sportswriters and sportscasters as Halfback on All-Time Notre Dame Football Team 1962; Industrial Commissioner for Scranton, PA, Chamber of Commerce 1963-1966 and Lackawanna County; inducted into National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame December 6, 1966, in New York.
Professional Athletic Background: Played for Waterbury Blues , Green Bay Packers, and Providence Steam Roller in 1925 as a halfback.

Coaching Experience: Backfield coach at University of Georgia 1926-1927; head football coach at Michigan State University 1928-1932, with a record of 22-8-3; head football coach at Fordham University 1933-1941, where he coached Vince Lombardi and had a record of 56-13-7; Chicago Rockets 1947; retired from coaching at end of 1947 season; head coaching record of 78-21-10 at college level.

Coaching Honors: Fordham teams played in Sugar Bowl in 1940 (lost) and Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day 1941 (won); coached Fordham in first-ever televised football game in 1939.