Ed Kirwan

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameEdward James "Ed"•Kirwan
Used nameEd•Kirwan
Born20 May 1907 in San Francisco, California (USA)
Died1 August 1996 in Millbrae, California (USA)
AffiliationsCalifornia Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
NOC United States


Ed Kirwan was a substitute quarterback on the West Team at the 1932 Olympic demonstration. Kirwan, however, was critical to the West victory as he kicked the winning extra point in the 7-6 game. Kirwan played at U Cal Berkeley, and later worked as a salesman until World War II. He served in the Army in both World War II and Korea. His brother, Nick Kirwan, played football for Stanford and was the quarterback under Pop Warner in the 1925 Rose Bowl against Notre Dame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics American Football USA Ed Kirwan
American Football, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) West 1