American track and field athlete who won three Olympic gold medals at the beginning of the 20th Century.
He won Big Ten Championships in the shot put and discus in 1904 while at the University of Michigan.
He was the first shot putter to break 50 feet with a 51 foot throw in 1909.
His father J.W. Ralph was also an athlete at the University of Michigan.
He won gold at the 1912 Olympics where the legendary Jim Thorpe won the decathlon and pentathlon.