Gordon Appleby

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Gordon Appleby
Ohio State Buckeyes
Position Center
Career history
College Ohio State (1943–1944)
Personal information
Place of birth Massillon, Ohio

Gordon Appleby was an American football center. A native of Massillon, Ohio, he played for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was named the Buckeyes team MVP in 1943,[1] and was a fourth-team selection by the United Press for its 1944 College Football All-America Team.[2] He helped the Buckeyes to an undefeated season in 1944.

Appleby was drafted 26th overall by the New York Giants in the 1945 NFL Draft but never played in the National Football League.


  1. ^ "Name Center Gordon Appleby Most Valuable at Ohio State", Chicago Daily Tribune, November 28, 1943 
  2. ^ Leo H. Petersen (1944-11-30). "1944 All-American Squad Announced: Bob McCIure Of Nevada U. Rated On UP Fourth Team". Nevada State Journal.