RUSSELL G. HATHAWAY (Deceased)
Inducted: June 28, 1980 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: January 14, 1896 in Ehrmandale, IN (mining town - no longer exists)
High School Attended: 3 yrs. Dugger, IN; 1 yr. Linton, IN Graduated: 1914
High School Honors: Played football at Linton; team did not have a point scored against them in 1914 season.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1918
College Honors: Captain of football team 1917; awarded I-Men's Association Gold Medal for blocking; named All-Big Ten Center by Chicago Daily Journal; received the Gimbel Medal for studies and athletic ability.
Professional Athletic Background: Played 10 years pro football - at Pine Village 1 year; Muncy 1 year; Dayton Triangles 4 years; sold to Pottsville Maroons for $350 in 1925 and played 2 years; coached and played tackle at Portsmouth, OH, 1 year which moved to and became the Detroit Spartans, where he coached and played tackle for final year of career; also, served as place kicker and never missed a kick or had one blocked.
Professional Athletic Honors: Won Championship of National League with Pottsville in 1925, beating Chicago Cardinals in Chicago by score of 21 to 0; after the NL Championship game, played against the "Four Horsemen" of Notre Dame and other All-Americans, winning 9-7; beat the undefeated Atlantic City Roses Pro Team 6-0 in Atlantic City; in 1926 Pottsville had a record of 10-2 and finished 3rd in Division; Dayton Daily News referring to his place kicking abilities called him "3 point Hathaway."
Outstanding Players Coached: Moles Worth, Chicago Bears; Randolf Scott; Father Lumpkin.
Family: Wife, Clara Evlyn (deceased); daughter Mary Margret Hathaway Woollard
Mr. Hathaway passed away March 27, 1987.