Hathaway from The Arbutus 1917
|Date of birth||January 14, 1896|
|Place of birth||Terre Haute, Indiana, United States|
|Date of death||August 19, 1988(aged 92)|
|Place of death||Clay City, Indiana, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||238 lb (108 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Russell Grant Hathaway (January 14, 1896 – August 19, 1988) was a professional American football player who played 8 seasons in the early National Football League for the Muncie Flyers, Dayton Triangles, Pottsville Maroons and Buffalo Bisons. A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Hathaway attended Indiana University. In November 1917 Hathaway made a 27-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter for the Hoosiers only points that game. However, it was the first score ever made against Ohio State that season.
Hathaway made his National Football League debut in 1920 with the Muncie Flyers. In 1922, Hathaway led the NFL with 9 extra points. Also in 1922 he helped the Canton Bulldogs win the 1922 NFL Championship. In 1925 he and the Pottsville Maroons won the 1925 NFL Championship, before the title was stripped from the team due to a still-disputed rules violation. He later said that during his time with Pottsville, he was receiving $100 for playing in just one game, while the local miners working there did not make that in a month.
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