Ed Voss

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ed Voss
College Stanford
Sport Basketball
Position Center
Jersey # 5
Career 1941–1943
Height 6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m)
Nationality American
Born 1922
Died March 21, 1953 (aged 31)
Oakland, California
High school University High School

Ed Voss (1922 – March 21, 1953) was an American basketball player.

College basketball career[edit]

A 6 ft 5.5 in (197 cm) center from University High School in Oakland, California, Voss played collegiately for Stanford University.[1][2] As the team's starting center, he helped Stanford to the 1942 NCAA Championship, in which he played all 40 minutes and scored 13 points.[3]

After college[edit]

Following his college career, Voss played for the Oakland Bittners of the Amateur Athletic Union, and was a member of the Bittners' 1949 AAU championship team.[4] Married with three children, he died of polio at the age of 31, a month after his 7-year-old son also succumbed to the disease.[4] He is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ Chapin, Dwight (March 25, 1998). "'42 champs pull for repeat in '98". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 102. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. 
  3. ^ "Dartmouth Big Green vs. Stanford Cardinal - Box Score - 1942". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Dies of polio month after son". The New York Times. March 23, 1953. Retrieved September 13, 2011.