Eddie Kaw
Personal information
Date of birth: (1897-01-18)January 18, 1897
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Date of death: December 13, 1971(1971-12-13) (aged 74)
Place of death: Walnut Creek, California
Career information
College: Cornell
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Buffalo Bisons (1924)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Consensus All-American (1921, 1922)
Stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Edgar Lawrence Kaw (January 18, 1897 – December 13, 1971) was an American football player. He attended Cornell University, where he was a prominent halfback on coach Gil Dobie's Cornell Big Red football team,[1][2] graduating in 1923. He was a shifty open-field runner known as one of the sport's greatest.[3] His stride had one foot farther than the other.[4] Kaw scored 90 points in 1921.[5] That year, Cornell beat Penn 41–0 in the mud, and Kaw scored five touchdowns.[6] Kaw "skipped over the ooze and water as if he were running on a cinder track, sidestepping a small lake and a Penn tackler with one and the same motion."[7] He was elected into the Sphinx Head Society during his senior year. Kaw played 11 games for the Buffalo Bisons in 1924.

In 1956, Kaw, then a resident of Oakland, California, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was flown to New York and inducted into the Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony at the Cornell–Harvard game in October 1956.[8][9] He died in Walnut Creek, California in 1971.


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