William Shakespeare

Halfback, American football player

1912 – 1974

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Who was William Shakespeare?

William Valentine "Bill" Shakespeare was an American football player. He played at the halfback position, and also handled punting, for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football teams from 1933 to 1935. He gained his greatest acclaim for throwing the winning touchdown pass as time ran off the clock in Notre Dame's 1935 victory over Ohio State, a game that was voted the best game in the first 100 years of college football. Shakespeare was selected as a consensus first-team All-American in 1935 and was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. Sharing the same name as "The Bard of Avon", Shakespeare earned nicknames including "The Bard of Staten Island", "The Bard of South Bend", and "The Merchant of Menace."

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Born
Sep 27, 1912
Staten Island
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Notre Dame
Died
Jan 17, 1974
Cincinnati

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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