Mac Aldrich

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Mac Aldrich
Yale Bulldogs
Position Halfback
Career history
  • Yale (1919–1921)
Personal information
Date of birth (1900-10-01)October 1, 1900
Place of birth Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of death July 31, 1986(1986-07-31) (aged 85)
Place of death Southampton, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1972)

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.[1] He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American at the halfback position in 1921. Aldrich was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. He died July 31, 1986, at age 85.[2]


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.[3] He scored 86 points on the season, making him the nation's third leading scorer in 1921.[4]

Aldrich was also the Yale Bulldogs baseball captain.[5] He played catcher.[6]

Commonwealth Fund[edit]

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.

World War 2[edit]

Aldrich served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.


  1. ^ Cohane, Tim (1 January 1951). "The Yale Football Story". Putnam – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Malcolm Aldrich". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Elliott, Len (1 January 1969). "One Hundred Years of Princeton Football, 1869-1969". Princeton Athletic News, Princeton University – via Google Books. 
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  5. ^ Conference, International Financial (1 January 1921). "Princeton Alumni Weekly". princeton alumni weekly – via Google Books. 
  6. ^ "The Yale Alumni Weekly Vol XXIX No 1". 1 January 1919 – via Google Books. 

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