Elmer Francis Layden


Elmer Layden

College Football Hall of Fame 1951

Date of Birth: May 4, 1903, in Davenport, Iowa

Date of Death: June 30, 1973, in Chicago, Illinois (70 years old)


Waycross Journal-Herald - Published 07/02/73

Boston Globe - Published 07/01/73

He died at Northwestern University Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois


He was one of the famous and legendary "Four Horsemen" backfield for

Notre Dame University in the 1920's.

The others three players are:

Don Miller, Jim Crowley and Harry Stuhldreher



1925 Hartford Blues (IND)

1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I)

1926 Rock Island Independents (AFL I)


University of Notre Dame












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