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Leo "Lee" Jackson

Recognized as one of the greatest fullbacks in Buchtel College and University of Akron history, Jackson captained the 1910 Buchtel football varsity that defeated Oberlin College and laid claim to the state championship. Oberlin had beaten Ohio State, Case, Western Reserve and all its other opponents except for a tie with eastern power Cornell. Jackson played football, basketball and baseball under coaches Clarence Weed (1909-10) and Frank Haggerty (1910 – 1913). He won all-state honors both at Buchtel and Akron High School.

Inducted 1957 | Football