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Ralph Stanford

FRANK McCLOSKEY AND RALPH STANFORD
This duo started doing their special thing while playing for Edgar "Smiley" Weltner at South High School. It was McCloskey, the quarterback, firing pass after pass to his favorite target, Stanford, which helped give the Cavaliers their first City Series championship in 1922. The duo went on to continue this successful combination with the South Akron Awnings where they played until 1931. For most old-timers the McCloskey-Stanford combination was the most famous of that era.

Inducted 1962 | Football