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Ralph Goldston, Sr
Birth: Feb. 25, 1929
Campbell
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 2011
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

Professional Football Player. For thirteen seasons (1952, 1954 to 1955, 1956 to 1965), he played at the corner-back, offensive-halfback and offensive-end positions in the National and Canadian Football Leagues with the Philadelphia Eagles, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes. Born Ralph Peter Goldston, he attended Memorial High School (Ohio) and played collegiate football at Indiana University before transferring to Youngstown State where he was named team captain. Selected by Philadelphia during the 11th round of the 1952 NFL Draft, Goldston along with Don Stevens made history becoming the first African-Americans to play for the Eagles. After his departure as head coach of the Eagles, Jim Trimble joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL and one of the first roster moves he made was to add Ralph Goldston. His decision paid off with huge dividends as Golston was a key member of two Grey Cup champion squads (1957 and 1963), while earning All-Star honors four-times (1956 to 1959). Following his playing career, he served as a defensive coach with Montreal and coached football and basketball at the high school level in Ontario. After serving as an assistant coach at Harvard and the University of Colorado, he returned to the NFL to serve as an offensive backfield coach with the Chicago Bears and later was a scout with the Seattle Seahawks. He was inducted into the Youngstown State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Tod Homestead Cemetery
Youngstown
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2011
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