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Ralph George 'Fat' Waldsmith

 

Ralph Waldsmith

University of Akron Varsity "A" Sports Hall of Fame 1978

Date of Birth: August 7, 1892, in Akron, Ohio

Date of Death: June 7, 1925 (32 years old)

Source:

familysearch.org

Did you know?

His nickname was "Fat" Waldsmith.  On his World War I draft card, there is a section

that asks the person to describe their body "type".  You could write, slender, medium

or stout.  He wrote, 'Heavy'!

 

Teams: (Player)

1914 Akron Indians

1916 Canton Bulldogs

1917 Canton Bulldogs

1919 Akron Indians

1921 Cleveland Indians (APFA)

1922 Canton Bulldogs (NFL)

Teams: (Coach)

1916 Akron Indians

1919 Akron Indians

Teams: (Owner)

1919 Akron Indians

College:

University of Akron

 

 

 

Ralph 'Fat' Waldsmith - Autograph

 

Ralph G. 'Fat' Waldsmith Autograph - Courtesy of OldestLivingProFootball.com