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American Football, Men

Date 8 August 1932
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants40 from 1 countries

American football was demonstrated within the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on 8 August at 8 in the evening, the only time it has been a demonstration sport at the Olympics. In 1904 a series of college games in the St. Louis area is described in the Official Report, but they had no significant connection to the Olympic Games. The 1932 demonstration was a single game played by American college players from the East, representing Yale, Harvard, and Princeton; and the West, representing Cal Berkeley, Stanford, and Southern Cal, and newspapers noted that the game was a test of football’s new rules. The game was scoreless for three quarters, but the East team led until deep in the fourth quarter, 6-0, when Gus Shaver, of Southern Cal, scored for the West with seconds remaining on a fourth-down play, and the extra point by Ed Kirwan gave the West the victory, 7-6.

Garrett ArbelbideChuck EhrhornRay HulenStanley WilliamsonPete HeiserBob HallRalph StoneGeorge WatkinsGene ClarkeTom MalloryGus ShaverMilton HandPhil NeillRudy RintalaRay DawsonHarold HammackEd KirwanLouis DiRestaFrank Medanich
Herster BarresArthur HallEdward RotanBen BetnerHenry MeyersonPierre BouscarenTom HawleyBernie WhiteAlbert TaylorEddie Mays, Jr.John SchereschewskyWalter GahaganKay Todd, Jr.Jack CrickardBurton StrangeBill YeckleyCasper WisterBob ZundelHans FlygareJohn MaddenHarold Sandberg

Final Round

Date8 August 1932
Game #108 Aug 20:00WestUSA7 – 6EastUSA