Robert Arthur Nash (December 16, 1892 – January 31, 1977) was a professional football player who played in the American Professional Football Association (renamed the National Football League in 1922) for the Akron Pros, Buffalo All-Americans, Rochester Jeffersons and the New York Giants. Prior to joining the AFPA, Nash played professionally in the "Ohio League" for the Massillon Tigers. He was one of the greatest tackles of his era.
On Sunday, October 10, 1920, Nash is credited with the first fumble recovery for a touchdown in a game featuring two league teams.
On Sunday, October 24, 1920, Nash picked up a blocked punt in the first quarter and ran 8 yards for the only score of the day as the Pros defeated the Cleveland Tigers, 7–0.
On Sunday, October 31, 1920, According to Ike Roy Martin; on a punt return Jim Thorpe had instructed Martin to let Nash get by him. Thorpe had wanted to run into Nash which he did. The collision resulted in them both being knocked out and they were carried off the field.
Nash was also a part of the first APFA player deal, in 1920, when Akron sold Nash to Buffalo for $300 and five percent of the gate receipts during a game between the two clubs. However,...
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