|Born:||August 11, 1910|
Dunkirk, New York
|Died:||February 20, 1968 57) (aged|
|Position(s)|| Running back |
|1933–1940||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|CFL East All-Star||1932, 1936, 1939, 1940|
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