Russ Hathaway

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Russ Hathaway
Russell G. Hathaway.jpg
Hathaway from The Arbutus 1917
Born: (1896-01-14)January 14, 1896
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died: August 19, 1988(1988-08-19) (aged 92)[1]
Clay City, Indiana, United States
Career information
Position(s) Guard, Tackle
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 238 lb (108 kg)
College Indiana
Career history
As player
1920 Muncie Flyers
1920–1922 Dayton Triangles
1922 Canton Bulldogs
1923–1924 Dayton Triangles
1925–1926 Pottsville Maroons
1927 Buffalo Bisons
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL champion (1922)
  • Disputed NFL champion (1925)
  • George Halas: 2nd team all-NFL (1922)
  • Canton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL (1923)
  • GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1923)
Career stats

Russell Grant Hathaway (January 14, 1896 – August 19, 1988) was a professional American football player who played 8 seasons in the early National Football League for the Muncie Flyers, Dayton Triangles, Pottsville Maroons and Buffalo Bisons. A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Hathaway attended Indiana University. In November 1917 Hathaway made a 27-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter for the Hoosiers only points that game. However, it was the first score ever made against Ohio State that season.

Hathaway made his National Football League debut in 1920 with the Muncie Flyers. In 1922, Hathaway led the NFL with 9 extra points.[2] Also in 1922 he helped the Canton Bulldogs win the 1922 NFL Championship. In 1925 he and the Pottsville Maroons won the 1925 NFL Championship, before the title was stripped from the team due to a still-disputed rules violation. He later said that during his time with Pottsville, he was receiving $100 for playing in just one game, while the local miners working there did not make that in a month.[3]