Originally from Broken Hill, Low was a defender and debuted for West Torrens in 1910. He finished second in the 1911 Magarey Medal count and won the Medal the following season, becoming the first specialist defender to ever win it as well as the first from West Torrens. He was also Club Champion that season. During his career he was a regular South Australian interstate representative.
Low enlisted in the army in 1915 and went on to serve in Africa and Europe. He was killed in action on 4 August 1916.