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Driscoll, Paddylocked

(11 January 1895–29 June 1968)
  • Gerald R. Gems

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Driscoll, Paddy (11 January 1895–29 June 1968), professional athlete and coach, was born John Leo Driscoll in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Timothy Driscoll, a mason for the Milwaukee Railroad, and Elizabeth Mahoney. Of small stature, the 5′ 11″, 150-pound Driscoll began his formal football career relatively late, as a junior at Evanston High School. In 1914 Driscoll matriculated at Northwestern University in his hometown, where he starred as a halfback and team captain. Northwestern nearly won the league championship in 1916, as Driscoll led the Wildcats and was named to the All–Western Conference team....

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