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Harold Muller

Harold Muller
No. 88[1]
Nickname(s) Brick
Date of birth (1901-06-12)June 12, 1901
Place of birth Dunsmuir, California
Date of death May 17, 1962(1962-05-17) (aged 60)
Place of death Berkeley, California
Career information
Position(s) End
College California (Berkeley)
High school San Diego High School
Career history
As coach
1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers
As player
1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
  • Playing stats at NFL.com
  • Coaching stats at Pro Football Reference
  • College Football Hall of Fame, 1951
Military career
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army seal U.S. Army
Years of service 1942–1946
Rank Major
Unit Army Medical School
Battles/wars World War II
Olympic medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for the  United States
1920 Antwerp High jump

Harold Powers "Brick" Muller (June 12, 1901 – May 17, 1962) was a professional football player-coach for the Los Angeles Buccaneers during their only season in the National Football League in 1926. He was also an American track and field athlete who competed mainly in the high jump. Muller competed for the United States in the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium in the high jump, where he won the Silver Medal.[2] He got nicknamed "the Brick" because of his flaming red hair.[2]

Contents

  • Football 1
  • Track and field 2
  • Los Angeles Buccaneers 3
  • After football 4
  • Brick Muller Award 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Football

Muller grew up in [3][4]

Track and field

Muller was also a member of the California track and field team. The Bears won the ICAAAA championships in 1921, 1922, and 1923, and also won the second NCAA championships. Muller placed second in the [3]

Los Angeles Buccaneers

After graduating from Cal, Muller wanted to become an [3]

After football

After playing with the Buccaneers in 1926, Muller became an orthopedic surgeon.[4] During World War II Muller served with the Army Medical School with the rank of Major, and in 1956 he served as the Head Team Physician for the United States Olympic Team. However the honors kept coming. In the late 1940s, Colliers Magazine senior editor James N. Young, who had compiled All-America data for almost half a century, chose Muller on his All-Time, All-America eleven.

In 1953, Muller was also inducted by the San Diego Hall of Champions into the Breitbard Hall of Fame honoring San Diego's finest athletes both on and off the playing surface.[4] and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

Brick Muller Award

The Brick Muller Award, established in 1949, is named in honor of Muller. It is presented to the most valuable lineman on the Cal team. Players who won the award three times include Ralph DeLoach, E (defense; 1977–79), Harvey Salem, T (offense; 1980–82), Majett Whiteside, NG (defense; 1985–87); Andre Carter, DE (defense; 1998-2000), and Mitchell Schwartz, left tackle (offense; 2009–11).[5]

References

  1. ^ http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~maxymuk/home/ongoing/la.html
  2. ^ a b John C. Hibner. "Brick Muller" (PDF). LA84 Foundation - Sports Library and Digital Collection. 
  3. ^ a b c http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv09/CFHSNv09n3i.pdf
  4. ^ a b c http://www.sdhoc.com/awards/hall-of-fame/football/harold-muller/
  5. ^ "Cal Football Team Awards Through 2007". California Golden Bears. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 

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