Mac Aldrich
Yale Bulldogs
PositionHalfback
Personal information
Born:(1900-10-01)October 1, 1900
Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died:July 31, 1986(1986-07-31) (aged 85)
Southampton, New York, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career history
College
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1972)

Malcolm Pratt "Mac" Aldrich (October 1, 1900 – July 31, 1986) was an American football player for the Yale Bulldogs football team of Yale University from 1919 to 1921.[1] He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American at the halfback position in 1921. Aldrich was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. He died July 31, 1986, at age 85.[2]

Yale

Aldrich was the Yale Bulldogs' senior team captain in 1921, and excelled as a runner and passer. He drop-kicked a 48-yard field goal against Brown, and defeated the Princeton Tigers 13-7 by kicking two fourth-quarter field goals.[3] He scored 86 points on the season, making him the nation's third leading scorer in 1921.[4]

Aldrich was also the Yale Bulldogs baseball captain.[5] He played catcher.[6]

Commonwealth Fund

After graduating from Yale in 1922, he joined the Commonwealth Fund, which donated money for medical education. He became the Fund president in 1940, chairman in 1963, and received an award for distinguished service from the American Medical Association.[7]

World War II

Aldrich served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

References

  1. ^ Cohane, Tim (January 1, 1951). "The Yale Football Story". Putnam – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Malcolm Aldrich". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Elliott, Len (January 1, 1969). "One Hundred Years of Princeton Football, 1869-1969". Princeton Athletic News, Princeton University – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Mac Aldrich at the College Football Hall of Fame
  5. ^ Conference, International Financial (January 1, 1921). "Princeton Alumni Weekly". princeton alumni weekly – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "The Yale Alumni Weekly Vol XXIX No 1". January 1, 1919 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Hulbert Aldrich". centennial.commonwealthfund.org. The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved August 24, 2020.