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Harry Newman

Harry Newman (Pro football.  Born, Detroit, MI, Sept. 5, 1909; died, Las Vegas, NV, May 2, 2000.)  As a triple-threat tailback from the University of Michigan, Harry L. Newman signed a contract with the Football Giants that gave him a percentage of the gate.  Newman justified the deal by leading the N.F.L. in passing in […]

Ed Danowski

Ed Danowski (Pro and college football.  Born, Jamesport, NY, Sept. 30, 1911; died, East Patchogue, NY, Feb. 1, 1997.)  Last coach of Fordham’s “big-time” football program, Edward Danowski first came to prominence as a Rams quarterback in 1932.  Danowski threw two touchdown passes that year in a 14-0 victory over St. Mary’s at the Polo […]

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