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Levy, Milton "Irish"

Milton Lambert Levy

Levy was an excellent lineman for Tulane in the mid-1920s and was a key member of some of the school's greatest teams. One of Milton's teammates on the Green Wave was fellow lineman, Benjamin Goldsmith.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. unknown - d. April 26, 1958

Career Highlights:
In 1923, Tulane compiled a 3-3-1 mark before winning its last three games by a combined score of 58-8. Those three wins at the end of the 1923 season kicked off a school record eight-game winning streak and was the beginning of a four-season stretch where Tulane compiled a 21-1-1 record.

In 1924, Tulane finished the year with a record of 8-1, a new school record for wins in a season. Levy anchored the offensive line and was named All-Southern for his play. The Green Wave outscored the opposition, 201-59, over the course of the season.

In 1925, Tulane set a school record for wins in a season for the second year in a row as they finished the year with a 9-0-1 record. The tie came against Missouri in the second game of the season and nobody else came within ten points of the Green Wave. The 1925 team exploded to a 77-0 win over Louisiana College in the season opener, did not give up two TDs in any game, and scored in double figures against everyone but Missouri.

That season, Levy was named New York Times All-America second team, and Atlanta Constitution All-Southern for the second season in a row as Tulane outscored its opposition by a combined 246-32 points. After the season, Tulane's administration turned down a Rose Bowl bid because of the amount of time the long train trip would keep the team members away from their studies.

Named to the New York Sun's All-Time Tulane team, Levy was inducted into the Tulane Hall Of Fame ("the T Club") in 1986.


Career Dates:
Levy played guard at Tulane University from 1923-1925.

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