Monday, March 14, 2016

Max Biggs

Max Eugene Biggs

June 15, 1923
West Lebanon, IN

October 25, 1990
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Jefferson High School - Lafayette, Indiana (High School)
1942-43 Purdue University (College)
1944-45 Denver Ambrose Jellymakers (AAU)
1946-47 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)

From Lafayette, Indiana, Biggs was one of ten children born to Guy and Ruby Biggs. He played one year of basketball at Purdue, as a sophomore in the 1942-43 season. He was also a all-American football player. He went into the Navy after the 1942-43 school year. He played for Sheboygan for in the playoffs of the 1846-47 NBL season, despite not playing during the regular season.  He eventually moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and later Florida, where he did in 1990.

He married Sally Spindler on March 8, 1947, and later married Evelyn Pike. Not sure if he was divorced or widowed. He had two daughters, Debbie and Elaine.

His obituary says he played football professionally, but I see no record of this.

Max Biggs, “The Boilermaker Letterman,” The Alumnus 31, no. 2 (November 1943)
Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, March 7, 1947)
Obituary, Tuscaloosa News, October 27, 1990


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