Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ike Mahoney

Frank John "Ike" Mahoney, Jr.

October 25, 1902
Omaha, NE

November 21, 1961
Omaha, NE

1918-19 Commerce Tech - Omaha (High School)
1921-22 Creighton University (College)
1922-23 Creighton University (College)
1923-24 Creighton University (College)
1924-25 Creighton University (College)
1925-26 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1926-27 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1927-28 Chicago Bruins (ABL)

Ike played baseball, football and basketball at Creighton, and after graduating, he played five seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Cardinals, as well as playing with the ABL's Chicago Bruins for three years. As a shortstop, he also signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates but did not want to be farmed out. In 1933, Mahoney was seriously injured in a car accident but recovered.

In 1947, back in his hometown of Omaha, he took a job at Boys Town there, working as a coach and a mentor. In November of 1961, Ike suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep. He was 59 years old.

NFL Stats:

Lincoln Evening Journal, February 10, 1933
Daily Sentinel, Woodstock, IL, November 22, 1961


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