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Harold E. Ely


Harold Ely

Date of Birth: December 26, 1909, in Iowa

Date of Death: July 12, 1983, in Jasper, Alabama (73 years old)



Did you know?

Harold Ely was one of the biggest players of his time.  He was 6'2" weighed 275lbs..

There is an article in the New York Times dated November 2, 1932 that stated

he wore the number #275 on his jersey.  It is probably safe to say he is the

only player to ever wear the number 275.



1932 Chicago Bears (NFL)

1932 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1933 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1934 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)


University of Iowa