Ilowit, Roy "Baby Leroy" : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Ilowit, Roy "Baby Leroy"

Ilowit played one season in the NFL and then became a head coach at C.W. Post College.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. April 3, 1917 - d. January 3, 1990

Career Highlights:
Ilowit played tackle for CCNY in the mid-1930s and captained the team in 1936. After graduating in 1937, he appeared in four games in the NFL with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1937; the team had a record of 3-7-1, fourth in the league.

After his only season in the NFL, Ilowit became the athletic director, and head coach of the football team at C.W. Post College (NY) and compiled a record of 31-31-0. He also served as dean of the school. He is a member of the CCNY Athletic Hall of Fame.

Origin:
New York City

Career Dates:
Ilowit played tackle at City College of NY from 1934-1936. He then played as a tackle in the NFL with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1937.

Physical description:
6'2", 220 pounds



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References:
The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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