Date of Birth: August 3, 1896, in Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death: May 26, 1997, in Charlottesville, Virginia (100 years old)
L.A. Times - Published 05/27/97
Chicago Tribune - Published 05/28/97
Horween and his brother Arnold began playing for the Chicago Cardinals in 1921,
one year after the league was formed. Ralph Horween made $40 per week.
The brothers used "McMahon" as an alias to keep their mother from knowing
they were playing.
He is one of six pro-football players to live to or pass the century mark. The others are:
and the two newest members of the Century mark, Clarence 'Ace' Parker who
celebrated his 100th birthday on May 17, 2012 and John P. Kovatch who turned
100 years old on June 6, 2012.
1921 Chicago Cardinals (APFA)
1922 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)
1923 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)