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Elmer Hackney

Elmer Hackney
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1916-07-08)July 8, 1916
Place of birth: Oberlin, Kansas
Date of death: May 30, 1969(1969-05-30) (aged 52)
Place of death: Manhattan, Kansas
Career information
College: Kansas State University
NFL Draft: 1940 / Round: 11 / Pick: 92
Debuted in 1940
Last played in 1946
Career history

Career highlights and awards

  • All-Big Six (1937, 1938)
  • Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (2003)[1]
Career NFL statistics

Elmer Loyd Hackney[2] (July 8, 1916 – May 30, 1969)[1] was a professional American football running back in the National Football League. Hackney was an 11th-round selection (92nd overall pick) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1940 NFL Draft out of Kansas State University.[3] Hackney played seven seasons for the Eagles (1940),[4] the Pittsburgh Steelers (1941),[5] and the Detroit Lions (1942–1946).[6] He was known as the "One Man Gang" and as "Iron Man".[7]

In college, Hackney was an All-Conference back and was also twice the collegiate national champion at shot put (1938 and 1939). He set an American record of 55 feet, 11 inches, and qualified for the 1940 U.S. Olympic Team, but the Games were cancelled because of World War II.[1]

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