Today's Tidbit... Eddie Mahan and Backfield Play
While Jim Thorpe called him the greatest football player ever, Eddie Mahan is today known only to football history nerds. A three-time All-America at Harvard (1913, 1914, 1915), Mahan scored four touchdowns and kicked five extra points in the final fame of his college career, a 41-0 shellacking of Yale.
Given his prominence, the Draper-Maynard sporting goods manufacturer chose Mahan as their spokesperson for an eight-page foldover pamphlet used as a store premium.
We’ll let the images and text speak for themselves as Mahan explain the four backfield positions. (Click to enlarge)
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