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Jim Lawson (American football)

Jim Lawson

Personal information
Date of birth: (1902-03-11)March 11, 1902
Place of birth: Chelsea, Indiana
Date of death: January 3, 1989(1989-01-03) (aged 86)
Place of death: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Long Beach (CA) Poly
College: Stanford
Debuted in 1926 for the Los Angeles Wildcats
Last played in 1927 for the New York Yankees
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at
Stats at

James Willmer Lawson (March 11, 1902 - January 3, 1989) was an American football end who played one season with the New York Yankees of the National Football League (NFL). Lawson played college football for the Stanford football team of Stanford University, after attending Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. He was a consensus first-team All-American in 1924.[1] He has also been a member of the Los Angeles Wildcats of the American Football League.[2]

College career

Lawson was Stanford University's first All-American, a consensus selection, in 1924.[3] The 1924 Stanford football team went 7-1-1 and appeared in the 1925 Rose Bowl against Notre Dame in a losing effort. He was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.[4]

Professional career

Los Angeles Wildcats

Lawson kicked four extra points and two field goals in 1926.

New York Yankees

Lawson played in 11 games for the New York Yankees in 1927.

Los Angeles Wildcats Program and Team Photo from 1926


  1. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "JIM LAWSON". Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jim Lawson". Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "HALL OF FAMERS". Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

External links

  • Just Sports Stats
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