Bernard James Rutledge
October 1, 1923
April 20, 1954
Oyster Bay, NY
1939-40 Chaminade High School - Long Island, NY (High School)
1940-41 Chaminade High School - Long Island, NY (High School)
1941-42 Notre Dame University (College) Freshmen
1942-43 Notre Dame University (College)
1943-44 Notre Dame University (College)
1946-47 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)
1947-48 Utica Olympics (NYSL)
Born to James and Katherine Rutledge, Bernie played football, basketball and track at Chaminade HS on Long Island. His father died when Bernie was six years old, leaving their mother to raise the five children on her own. He went to Notre Dame after high school and entered the U.S. Navy's V-12 program while there. After Notre Dame, he served in World War 2. He played basketball for the Jersey City Atoms after the war.
Rutledge died in 1954 at the age of 30. Not sure what the cause was.
Notre Dame Scholastic, January 14, 1944, page 14