LOU GEHRIG’S CAREER AS A RUNNING BACK ON COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S FOOTBALL TEAM
Did you know that the famous baseball player, Lou Gehrig, was also a football player?
It's true! I found this great little snippet the other day.
“The big boy who we have heard is called Gehrig, is just like an ice wagon in a country town, he goes right by in spite of all attempts to stop him.”
Courtesy of The Columbia Alumni News, October 20, 1922.
This is a photo of the 1922 Columbia University football team. Lou is second from the right. This photo is from the same issue where I found the snippet.