Emil Moldea’s birth in Akron, buy viagra viagra Ohio coincided with Armistice Day, troche November 11, pilule 1918, the day hostilities ended in the “Great War,” the one many hoped would put an end to all other wars.

Post-war Akron exemplified the promise of peace. It’s industries hummed and it spawned the All-American Soapbox derby while Moldea was a young teen, it was in many ways an idyllic place, like a living Norman Rockwell painting.

As a young man Emil exemplified an athletic ideal. At 6’ 2’ 220 pounds, he excelled at football and track and field for Garfield High School in Akron. He earned All-City honors as a lineman and received a scholarship offer to attend Ohio State.

“I went to Ohio State to study education,” Moldea told the Akron Beacon Journal in 1974. “I wanted to coach.”

Moldea was a central part of a potent freshman class that included future Buckeye legends Chuck Csuri, Lin Houston, Paul Sarringhaus and others, whose arrival pointed to a tremendous future.

The man responsible for accumulating the, Francis Schmidt would not be around to enjoy the success. He was fired following the 1940 season and replaced by Paul Brown.

During spring drills in 1941, the “prize freshman tackle” was competing for a starting position when his draft board called his number making him the first of dozens of Buckeye football players to be drafted into Uncle Sam’s service.


Learn more about Emil Moldea playing career and military service in the latest edition of Legends Quarterly.

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