Mal Aldrich

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Mal Aldirch
Date of birth: (1900-10-01)October 1, 1900
Place of birth: Fall River, Massachusetts
Date of death: July 31, 1986(1986-07-31) (aged 85)
Place of death: Southampton, New York
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lb (75 kg)
College: Yale
Organizations
As player:
1919–1921 Yale
Career highlights and awards

Malcolm "Mac" Aldrich (October 1, 1900 – July 31, 1986) was an American football player for the Yale Bulldogs football team of Yale University from 1919 to 1921. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American at the halfback position in 1921. Aldrich was the Yale Bulldogs' senior team captain in 1921, and excelled as a runner and passer. He drop-kicked a 48-yard field goal against Brown, and defeated the Princeton Tigers 13-7 by kicking two fourth-quarter field goals. He scored 86 points on the season, making him the nation's third leading scorer in 1921. Aldrich also was also the Yale Bulldogs baseball captain.

After graduating from Yale in 1922, he joined the Commonwealth Fund, which donated money for medical education. He became the Fund president in 1940, chairman in 1963, and received an award for distinguished service from the American Medical Association. Aldrich served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Aldrich was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. He died July 31, 1986, at age 85.[1]

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  1. ^ "Malcolm Aldrich". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 

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