Ward Cuff

Ward Cuff
No. 14
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1913-08-12)August 12, 1913
Place of birth: Redwood Falls, Minnesota, United States
Date of death: December 24, 2002(2002-12-24) (aged 89)
Place of death: Vallejo, California, U.S.
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: Marquette
NFL Draft: 1937 / Round: 4 / Pick: 34
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 1,851
Average: 5.4
Touchdowns: 7
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Ward Lloyd Cuff (August 13, 1914 – December 24, 2002[1]) was an American football halfback and placekicker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants, Chicago Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Marquette University and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1937 NFL Draft.[1]

After his NFL career, Cuff worked for many years for the Boeing Corporation in Seattle before moving to California.

Among his volunteer contributions to youth, he coached placekickers, Rick Redman and Bob Struble, at Seattle's Blanchet High School in 1959–60.

His number 14 was retired by the Giants, although owner Wellington Mara gave Y.A. Tittle permission to wear it during his time with the Giants from 1961-64. It was retired again in honor of both players.


  1. 1 2 Palmer, Ken (December 27, 2002). "Ward Cuff dies". nyg.scout.com. Retrieved September 26, 2012.

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