Thurston Towle

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Thurston Towle
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Personal information
Born:(1905-01-01)January 1, 1905
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Died:October 19, 1960(1960-10-19) (aged 55)
Providence, Rhode Island
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
College: Brown University
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Edward Thurston Towle (January 1, 1905 October 19, 1960) [1] was a professional football player who spent 1 season in the National Football League with the Boston Bulldogs in 1929. [2] Prior to playing professional football, Towle played college football at Brown University. He was later inducted into the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame. [3] He was a member of the 1926 "Iron Men" football team, which went 9-0-1 and played all but two minutes against Yale, Dartmouth, and Harvard. [4]

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References

  1. "1969 - 1960 Pro Football Necrology List". Pro Football Deaths 1960. Oldest Living Pro Football Players. 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  2. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/T/TowlTh20.htm
  3. http://www.brownbears.com/sports/m-footbl/125th-football/hof.html%5B%5D
  4. Farber's Fame Archived 2008-08-21 at the Wayback Machine , Brown Alumni Magazine, January/February 2002.