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Don Elser
Born (1913-08-04)August 4, 1913
Gary, Indiana
Died October 18, 1968(1968-10-18) (aged 55)
Gary, Indiana
Nationality American

Donald Lewis Elser (August 4, 1913 – October 18, 1968) was an American professional basketball and football player.[1][2] He played in the National Basketball League for the Toledo Jim White Chevrolets during the 1941–42 season and averaged 4.5 points per game.[2] Elser also played for the Boston Shamrocks in the American Football League (sometimes known as "AFL II").[1] While at Notre Dame, Elser was selected to play in the 1936 Chicago College All-Star Game.[1]

Elser was also a standout track and field athlete in college. He finished in second place (behind Olympian Jesse Owens) in the 220-yard low hurdles at the 1936 NCAA Track and Field Championships. He also finished fifth in the shot put, earning All-American status in both events.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Donald Elser". Peach Basket Society. Blogspot. http://peachbasketsociety.blogspot.com/2015/12/donald-elser.html. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Donald Elser NBL stats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/e/elserdo01n.html. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  3. "Elser, Don". Indiana Football Hall of Fame. http://www.indiana-football.org/?q=node/131. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 

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