Russell Grant Hathaway was a professional American football player who played 8 seasons in the early National Football League for the Muncie Flyers, Dayton Triangles, Pottsville Maroons and Buffalo Bisons.
After high school, Hathaway attended Indiana University.
In November 1917 Hathaway made a 27-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter for the Hoosiers only points that game. However it was the first score ever made against Ohio State that season. Hathaway made his National Football League debut in 1920 with the Muncie Flyers.
In 1922, Hathaway led the NFL with 9 extra points.
He later said that during his time with Pottsville, he was receiving $100 for playing in just one game, while the local miners working there did not make that in a month.