Cliff Battles

Cliff Battles

Clifford Franklin Battles (May 1, 1910-April 28, 1981) was an American football halfback in the National Football League, whose most notable year was 1931 when he scored 15 touchdowns and had four extra poings. Battles was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968.

About Cliff Battles

Clifford Franklin Battles (May 1, 1910--April 28, 1981) was an American football halfback in the National Football League. Battles was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Battles was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Frank Battles, a saltworker for Goodrich and Firestone tire companies, and Della Battles. He played high school football at Kenmore High School. Kenmore today honors athletes who carry on Battles' tradition, those who letter in three sports their senior year, with the Cliff Battles Award. Kenmore High School is seated on the corner of 13th Street and Battles Avenue, named after Cliff. Battles attended and played college football at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His most prominent season was 1931, when he scored 15 touchdowns and had four extra points.

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