Jack Crickard

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJohn William “Jack”•Crickard
Used nameJack•Crickard
Born7 March 1910 in Lynbrook, New York (USA)
Died7 May 1985 in Amherst, New York (USA)
AffiliationsHarvard Crimson, Cambridge (USA)
NOC United States


John Crickard was a running back who did not start the Olympic demonstration for the East Team, but subbed in for Edward Mays. Crickard played for Harvard, and was a third-team All-American in 1931. Early in the 1931 Harvard-Yale game, he broke a run for 77 yards but was stopped before the goal line. Crickard served in the Army during World War II. He later worked for Gooderham and Worts, Ltd., a Canadian distillery.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics American Football USA Jack Crickard
American Football, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) East 2