Elmer Layden

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Birthday
4, 1903
Birthplace
Davenport, IA
Death Date
Jun 30, 1973 (70)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1903
Birthplace
Davenport, IA
Death Date
Jun 30, 1973 (70)

About

One of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame during his playing days; later became commissioner of the NFL.

Before Fame

Making up one-quarter of arguably the best backfield in college football history, he topped off his college playing career with a 1925 defeat of Stanford at the Rose Bowl.

Trivia

He became coach at Notre Dame after his legendary predecessor Knute Rockne was killed in a plane crash; in his seven seasons with the team he compiled a 47-13 record, with a classic win over Ohio State in 1935.

Family Life

He grew up in Davenport, Iowa.

Associated With

Grantland Rice was the reporter who dubbed him and his Notre Dame compatriots The Four Horsemen.