Elmer Hackney
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1916-07-08)July 8, 1916
Place of birth: Oberlin, Kansas
Date of death: May 30, 1969(1969-05-30) (aged 52)
Place of death: Manhattan, Kansas
Career information
College: Kansas State
NFL Draft: 1940 / Round: 11 / Pick: 92
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles (1940)
Career highlights and awards
* All-Big Six (1937, 1938)
  • Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (2003)[1]
Rushing att-yards     220-846
Receptions-yards     19-135
Touchdowns     12
Stats at NFL.com

Elmer Loyd Hackney[2] (July 8, 1916 – May 30, 1969)[1] was a professional American football running back in the National Football League. Hackney was an 11th-round selection (92nd overall pick) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1940 NFL Draft out of Kansas State University.[3] Hackney played seven seasons for the Eagles (1940),[4] the Pittsburgh Steelers (1941),[5] and the Detroit Lions (1942–1946).[6] He was known as the "One Man Gang," "Stinkfist," and "Iron Man".[7]

In college, Hackney was an All-Conference back and was also twice the collegiate national champion at shot put (1938 and 1939). He set an American record of 55 feet, 11 inches, and qualified for the 1940 U.S. Olympic Team, but the Games were cancelled because of World War II.[1]

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