Jack Malone
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  138 lbs Forward
HS: Holyoke, MA
Born:  
Season Stats
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1917-18 Jr F
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John 'Jack' Malone was an outstanding athlete for Syracuse University, and played one season with the varsity basketball team.

Malone was on the Syracuse freshman basketball team for the 1915-1916 season. However, he played in a professional game in Rochester in November of that season. Though he did not receive any money, and four other players (including varsity star Elmer Keib) we suspended from playing basketball for one year. Malone would not return to basketball until his junior season, where he would be a reserve on the 1917-1918 National Champion team.

Malone was an exceptionally quick athlete which allowed him to be a star on the football and baseball teams. He was the star full back his sophomore and junior seasons. Malone was known for his outstanding ability to run in the open field and to make big plays. He was also an outstanding punter. He would letter in football in 1916, 1917, and 1919.

Malone played first base on the baseball team, and would letter three times in baseball (1917, 1920, 1921).

Malone had been named captain of the Syracuse football team for the 1918 season. However, Malone instead enlisted in the Army Signal Corps to fight in World War I. He failed a physical relating to his eye sight, so he was prevented from going into action. He would prepare to return to Syracuse for the 1919 football season.

During the summer of 1919 he played club baseball. In August, he would fracture his leg sliding into second base, and he would not be able to join the football team until November. He would join the team in November, and would get the opportunity to lead the team at quarterback for the Bucknell game.

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