After local league football he signed for Huddersfield as an amateur in 1945, turned professional in September 1947 and made his debut in the first team in October 1949. After a short spell at centre forward he became a formidable centre-half for the remainder of his career. He was in promoted sides at both Huddersfield and Sheffield and led Barrow to their only promotion in the Football League. He retired from playing after the 1961–62 season and from management in 1971. His sole representative honour was to play for the FA in a 3–1 win against the Army in November 1953.
There is a good summary of his career on the give me football website. Further details are in the references.