Mort Kaer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMorton Armour "Mort"•Kaer
Used nameMort•Kaer
Nick/petnamesDevil May Kaer
Born7 September 1902 in Omaha, Nebraska (USA)
Died11 January 1992 in Mount Shasta, California (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsUSC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Mort Kaer was far better known as a football player, playing halfback for Southern Cal from 1924-26. In 1925 he led the nation with 19 touchdowns for USC, a mark only broken 43 years later by O. J. Simpson. He played one year in NFL, in 1931 with the Frankford Yellow Jackets and then became a high school football coach.

Personal Best: Pentathlon – 2,931 (1924).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Mort Kaer
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) 5

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