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Russell Frederick Stein (April 21, 1896 – May 1970) was an American football player. He born in Warren, Ohio. After high school Stein attended Washington & Jefferson College. While in College he was the captain on Washington & Jefferson's 1921 undefeated football team, which played to the only scoreless tie in the history of the 1922 Rose Bowl against the California Golden Bears. He was one of the 11 players who played in the entire game in which Washington & Jefferson held the Golden Bears to only 49 yards rushing, two first downs and no pass completions.[1] Stein was named the game’s Most Outstanding Player and was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1991. He was selected to Walter Camp’s All-American team in 1921, where he joined his brother, Herb, as the first brothers to be named All-Americans in the same year. He was later inducted into the Washington & Jefferson Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.[2]

Russ Stein
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Stein in 1921
No. 13, 1 ,9
Position:Tackle / End / Center
Personal information
Born:(1896-04-21)April 21, 1896
Warren, Ohio
Died:May 28, 1970(1970-05-28) (aged 74)
Warren, Ohio
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Niles McKinley (OH),
Kiski School (PA)
College:Washington & Jefferson
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American Honors (1921)
  • Rose Bowl Game MVP (1922)
  • Disputed NFL champion (1925)
  • Colliers Eye Mag.: 2nd team All-NFL (1925)
  • Rose Bowl Hall of Fame (1991)
  • Washington & Jefferson Athletics Hall of Fame (1999)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Stein made his professional debut in the National Football League (NFL) in 1922 with the Toledo Maroons. He played for Toledo, Canton Bulldogs, Frankford Yellow Jackets, and the Pottsville Maroons over the course of his four-year career. Stein (along with his younger brother, Herb) was also a member of the 1925 Pottsville Maroons team that won the 1925 NFL Championship, before it was stripped from the team due to a disputed rules violation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hibner, John C. (February 1993). "A President's Return" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  2. ^ "Washington & Jefferson Athletics Hall of Fame – Class of 1999". Washington & Jefferson College. Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2010-02-26.

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