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Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch

Elroy Crazy LegsAKA Elroy Leon Hirsch

Born: 17-Jun-1923
Birthplace: Wausau, WI
Died: 28-Jan-2004
Location of death: Madison, WI
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: LA Rams halfback 1949-57

Military service: USMC (1943-46)

Wrote Francis Powers of the Chicago Daily News, "Hirsch ran like a demented duck. His crazy legs were gyrating in six different directions all at the same time during a 61-yard touchdown run that solidified the win."

Father: Otto Hirsch
Wife: Ruth Stahmer (m. 1946, until his death, two children)
Son: Winn Hirsch
Daughter: Patty Malmquist

    High School: Wausau High School, Wausau, WI
    University: University of Wisconsin at Madison (one year in 1942)
    University: University of Michigan (one year in 1943)
    Administrator: Director of Athletics, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1969-87)

    Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Los Angeles Rams General Manager
    Los Angeles Rams 1949-57

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Zero Hour! (13-Nov-1957) · Capt. Bill Wilson
    Unchained (19-Jan-1955) · Steve Davitt


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