|Position:||Guard / Tackle|
|Born:||October 11, 1896|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died:|| February 13, 1963 66) (aged|
Toms River, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||238 lb (108 kg)|
|High school:||Brooklyn (NY) Bay Ridge|
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|Player stats at PFR|
Harry William "Swede" Nordstrom (October 11, 1896 – February 13, 1963) was an American football guard who played two seasons in the National Football League with the New York Giants and Brooklyn Lions. He played college football at Trinity College and attended Bay Ridge High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York.
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