Alan Williams

Alan Williams
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.58
BornOctober 7, 1893
HometownWest Orange, NJUnited States (US)
PositionNumber 8
Club Olympic Club USA
College Cornell University
Previous Clubs
University of California, Berkeley

Williams, Cornell Class of 1915, is the only Ivy League rugby player to ever receive an Olympic Gold Metal. Paris 18 May 1924, Olympic Stadium of Colombes, Games of the VIII Olympiad: Competitors of the United States and France (17:3) battle during the final match of the rugby tournament.

A small excerpt on the news page of the April 10, 1924 Cornell Alumni News reads: "'15 CE—On April i, Alan F. Williams left San Francisco for Paris, France, where he will represent the United States on the Rugby team which will take part in the 1924 Olympic games. He can be reached in care of the American Olympic Games Commission in Paris." Though a graduate of Cornell, Olympian Alan F. Williams had resided on the West Coast where most, if not all, of the 1920 and 1924 rugby Olympians resided.

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