Mort Kaer Date of birth: September 7, 1902 Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska, United States Date of death: January 11, 1992 Career information Position(s): Halfback College: Southern California Organizations As player: 1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets Playing stats at
Morton "Mort" Armour Kaer (September 7, 1902 – January 11, 1992), nicknamed "Devil May," was a world-famous athlete, as a track star and All-American collegiate and professional American football player.
At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, he placed fifth in the Olympic pentathlon competition. The pentathlon, a track and field event comprising five events: the 200 metres, 1500 metres, discus, javelin, and long jump.
Then came three great years as a halfback for the University of Southern California Trojans, 1924-1926. In 1925, he set a school record by scoring 19 touchdowns, which led the nation that year. The record lasted 43 years, broken in 1968 by O.J. Simpson. In Kaer's three years he had 36 touchdowns, a career record for the school, tied by Simpson in 1967-68 (Simpson did it in two years). He was elected All-American in 1926.
Five years after his college career, Kaer played one year of professional football, 1931, with the Frankford Yellow Jackets of the National Football League. He became coach at Weed, California High School, where he accumulated a record of 187-47-7 over 28 years in which his teams won 17 conference championships.
He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972.
- 1926 College Football All-America Team
1926 College Football All-America Team consensus selections
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Mort (name) — Mort is both a given name and surname. Mort is a surname or family name in the United Kingdom, traditionally found in North West England, especially Lancashire. It is also found in the counties of Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire in South Wales, but … Wikipedia
Jehan de Kaer — Jean François Marie Jacob Pour les articles homonymes, voir Jacob (homonymie). Jean François Marie Jacob, ou encore barde Efflam Koed Skaù, (31 mai 1882, Locmariaquer 1938, Ax les Thermes (Ariège), écrivain et poète de langue bretonne… … Wikipédia en Français
List of University of Southern California people — This is a list of notable alumni, faculty, and students, from the University of Southern California. For individual who qualify for multiple categories, they have been placed under the section for which they are best known. Alumni and… … Wikipedia
Frankford Yellow Jackets — The Frankford Yellow Jackets was a professional American football team, part of the National Football League from 1924 to 1931, though its origin dates back to as early as 1899 with the Frankford Athletic Association. [… … Wikipedia
USC Trojans football — NCAAFootballSchool TeamName = USC Trojans football ImageSize = 145 HeadCoachDisplay = Pete Carroll HeadCoachLink = Pete Carroll HeadCoachYear = 7th HCWins = 76 HCLosses = 14 HCTies = Stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum StadCapacity = 92,500… … Wikipedia
Gus Henderson — Infobox Person name = Elmer Clinton Gus Henderson caption = birth date = birth date|1889|03|10 birth place = Oberlin, Ohio, USA death date = death date and age|1965|12|16|1889|03|10 death place = Desert Hot Springs, California, USA other names =… … Wikipedia
Carhaix-Plouguer — 48° 16′ 42″ N 3° 34′ 02″ W / 48.278334, 3.567223 … Wikipédia en Français
Remparts de Vannes — Plan du centre ville de Vannes en 1785. Période ou style Romaine Médiévale Baroque Néoclassique Début construction … Wikipédia en Français
Locmariaquer — 47° 34′ 12″ N 2° 56′ 39″ W / 47.57, 2.94417 … Wikipédia en Français
113 (groupe) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir 113 (homonymie). 113 Pays d’origine France … Wikipédia en Français