William Maher
Class of 1931

©Published on September 26, 1931

William Maher


Oakland High School Fullback
Receives Broken Neck
In Game

OAKLAND, Cal., Sept 26.-- William Maher, 20 year old full back of the Oakland High School died in a hospital here early today of a broken neck, the first victim of a major football accident in the bay region this year.

Playing against Fremont High School yesterday, Maher gave no indication he was injured until he collapsed at the end of the second quarter. At the hospital it was found he had suffered a broken vertebrae and he died a few hours later.

His team won, 26 to 0.