Paul Moss (American football)

Paul Moss (October 2, 1908 – May 25, 1999) was a professional American football player who played wide receiver for two seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Gunners.

An outstanding athlete, he excelled in multiple sports at Terre Haute's Gerstmeyer Tech High School, before becoming a multi-sport athlete for the Purdue Boilermakers.[1] While at Purdue, Moss was twice named All-American (1931, 1932), he was a 2x All-B10 End & a 3-time (1930–32) letterman. He appeared in the 1933 East-West Shrine Game before being drafted by the Pirates of the NFL. He also played baseball for two seasons (1931, 1932).

He appeared in 10 games as a rookie and led the NFL in Receiving Yards (283 yds), he had 13 catches for a 28.3 yd/catch average and scored twice. He spent the 1934 season with the St. Louis Gunners.

After his professional football career ended, he played at least one year (1935) in the Three-I League for his hometown Terre Haute Tots.[2]

He entered the high school coaching ranks in Ohio and Minnesota, achieving a record of 56-19-1 (.743); his 1934 Maplewood (OH) High team won the County title behind future NFL star Paul Christman.[3][4] He won a conference title at Painesville's (OH) Harvey High[4]

He was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1976[4]

Paul Moss
Paul Moss (American football)
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:October 2, 1908
Brazil, Indiana
Died:May 5, 1999 (aged 90)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Career information
College:Purdue
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:19
Receiving yards:414
Touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com

References

  1. ^ http://specials.tribstar.com/50.greatest.athletes/capsule50.html
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=c92c68ff
  3. ^ http://www.cityofmaplewood.com/index.aspx?NID=235
  4. ^ a b c http://www.indiana-football.org/?q=node/520

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