Jim Crowley

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Birthday
10, 1902
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Jan 15, 1986 (83)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1902
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Jan 15, 1986 (83)

About

One of the Four Horsemen on the famed Notre Dame team under Knute Rockne; later became a commissioner in the American Football League.

Before Fame

He and his teammates acquired their famous group name from a story by reporter Grantland Rice, which was followed up a few days later with a picture of the four riding horses side by side.

Trivia

After graduating from Notre Dame, he became the commissioner of the newly-formed American Football league, leaving after its inaugural season to coach the AAFC's Chicago Rockets.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

The Grantland Rice passage that created their name read in part, In dramatic lore they were known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden.