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 Gilbert Graves

Gilbert Graves

Birth
Death 1924 (aged 20–21)
Burial Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 19480 · View Source
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He was Murray State University's star football player. In 1924, he suffered head injuries during a football game, and died the next day. As a result of his death, the harder football helmets that are used today were designed. Gilbert Graves drive in Murray,Kentucky is named for him.

Bio by: Tim Crutchfield


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19480
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert Graves (1903–1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19480, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .