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Padlow, Max

Padlow played at Ohio State in 1932 and 1933 and was a teammate of Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman. Max then played professionally in the NFL and the AFL (American Football League) in the 1930s.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. August 15, 1912 - d. August 8, 1971

Career Highlights:
A member of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, Padlow played as an end for Ohio State in the early 1930s. In 1932, the Buckeyes had a record of 4-1-3 to finish fourth in the Big Ten. The following year, they improved to 7-1-0 and finished second in the conference. , he was

After graduating in 1934, Padlow played professional football for three seasons in two different leagues. In 1935, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles (2-9-1) of the NFL and played four games that season; other Jewish players for the Eagles that year were Izzy Weinstock, Harry Shaub, and Irv Kupcinet.

The following year, Max played in one game for the Eagles before switching leagues and joining the newly-formed American Football League. The AFL was started by Dr. Harry March, a former New York Giants official, as a "player's league." In 1936, Padlow played for the Cleveland Rams, who finished in second place with a record of 5-2-2.

In 1937, he played for the Cincinnati Bengals, who finished in fourth with a record of 2-3-2. Padlow retired from professional football after that season. Due to low attendance and low finances, the AFL disbanded after the 1937 season, and the supremacy of the NFL remained.


Career Dates:
Padlow played end at Ohio State University from 1932-1933. He then played as offensive and defensive end in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1935-1936, and in the AFL with the Cleveland Rams in 1936 and the Cincinnati Bengals in 1937.

Physical description:
6'1/2", 198 pounds

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