Eddie Mays, Jr.

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameEdmund Austin "Eddie"•Mays, Jr.
Used nameEddie•Mays, Jr.
Born26 August 1909 in Mamaroneck, New York (USA)
Died29 April 1950 in New Canaan, Connecticut (USA)
AffiliationsHarvard Crimson, Cambridge (USA)
NOC United States


Eddie Mays was the left halfback for the East Team. He led the team in rushing with 100 yards in 10 carries. However, when the East Team scored, Mays was selected to kick the extra point and it was blocked. Mays attended Harvard College, class of 1932, and played football, hockey, and baseball there, as a second baseman on the baseball team.

Mays later went to business school at Harvard and, while there, helped coach the Harvard freshman team. Mays served in the Coast Artillery Corps during World War II. In 1950 he died from a fractured skull he sustained in a car accident that also killed his wife.


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