Edwin Harlan

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Edwin Harlan
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born May 1886
Died August 7, 1939(1939-08-07) (aged 53)
Bel Air, Maryland
Playing career



Position(s) Halfback, quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)

Johns Hopkins
Texas A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 17–10
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Consensus All-American (1907)

Edwin H. W. "Jigger" Harlan (May 1886 – August 7, 1939) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and attorney. He played college football at Princeton University and was a consensus first-team selection to the 1907 College Football All-America Team. He also coached the Johns Hopkins University football and baseball teams in 1912.

Harlan was born in Maryland in 1886. His father, William H. Harlan, was a judge in Bel Air, Maryland. Harlan graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1904.[1]

Harlan enrolled in Princeton University in 1904.[1] He played for the Princeton Tigers football and baseball teams. He was captain of the baseball team,[1] and he was selected as a consensus first-team halfback on the 1907 College Football All-America Team.[2]

Harlan graduated from Princeton in 1908 and enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Law, receiving his degree in 1911.[1] He served as the football and baseball coach at Johns Hopkins University in 1912.[1] He also practiced law in Harford County, Maryland, serving at various times as the city attorney for Bel Air, Maryland, and as counsel to the Harford County Boards of Education and Elections Supervisors.[1]

Harlan died in 1939 at Bel Air, Maryland, after a lengthy illness.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (Independent) (1911)
1911 Johns Hopkins 4–5
Johns Hopkins: 4–5
Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1915–1916)
1915 Texas A&M 6–2 1–1 T–3rd
1916 Texas A&M 6–3 2–1 T–3rd
Texas A&M: 12–5 3–2
Total: 17–10


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Edwin H. W. Harlan, Lawyer, Ex-Athlete: Princeton Quarterback in 1907 Had Coached at Johns Hopkins". The New York Times. August 8, 1939. 
  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 

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