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Football Signed by the 1950 University of Notre Dame Football Team

Football Signed by the 1950 University of Notre Dame Football Team

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Leather football autographed by the 1950 Notre Dame football team. The 1950 team started the season ranked number 1 in the country after winning the National Title in 1949. They would eventually drop out of the rankings finishing the season 4-4-1 and losing three major rivalry games against Michigan State, Purdue, and the University of Southern California (USC). The team did feature (and the ball is signed by) important figures including coach Frank Leahy, guard Jim Martin, quarterback Bob Williams, and defensive player Jerry Groom.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ball
autographed football
football
Object Type
football
date made
ca 1950
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
rubber (laces material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 5 1/2 in; x 27.94 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
1981.0974.01
accession number
1981.0974
catalog number
1981.0974.01
Credit Line
Chicago Historical Society, through Teresa Krutz
subject
Football
College
Sports
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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