Eddie Kaw
Position:Halfback
Personal information
Born:(1897-01-18)January 18, 1897
Houston, Texas
Died:December 13, 1971(1971-12-13) (aged 74)
Walnut Creek, California
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:168 lb (76 kg)
Career information
College:Cornell
Career history
Buffalo Bisons (1924)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Edgar Lawrence Kaw (January 18, 1897 – December 13, 1971) was an American football player. He attended Cornell University, where he was a prominent halfback on coach Gil Dobie's Cornell Big Red football team,[1][2] graduating in 1923. He was a shifty open-field runner known as one of the sport's greatest.[3] His stride had one foot farther than the other.[4] Kaw scored 90 points in 1921.[5] That year, Cornell beat Penn 41–0 in the mud, and Kaw scored five touchdowns.[6] Kaw "skipped over the ooze and water as if he were running on a cinder track, sidestepping a small lake and a Penn tackler with one and the same motion."[7] He was elected into the Sphinx Head Society during his senior year. Kaw played 11 games for the Buffalo Bisons in 1924.

In 1956, Kaw, then a resident of Oakland, California, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was flown to New York and inducted into the Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony at the Cornell–Harvard game in October 1956.[8][9] He died in Walnut Creek, California in 1971.

References

  1. ^ "The Cornell Daily Sun 6 November 1922 — The Cornell Daily Sun".
  2. ^ "The Cornell Civil Engineer". 1920.
  3. ^ http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv12/CFHSNv12n1g.pdf
  4. ^ Bishop, Morris (15 October 2014). A History of Cornell. ISBN 9780801455377.
  5. ^ "Eddie Kaw Leading Individual Scorer". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 4, 1922. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ "Desert Sun 6 December 1961 — California Digital Newspaper Collection".
  7. ^ Eddie Kaw at the College Football Hall of Fame
  8. ^ "Eddie Kaw To Receive Grid Honors". Oakland Tribune. October 10, 1956.
  9. ^ Arnie Burdick (October 8, 1956). "Eddie Kaw in Hall of Fame". Syracuse Herald Journal.