Eddie Casey

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Eddie Casey
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1894-05-16)May 16, 1894
Natick, Massachusetts
Died July 26, 1966(1966-07-26) (aged 72)
Boston, Massachusetts
Alma mater Harvard
Playing career
1916, 1919
1920
Harvard
Buffalo All-Americans
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1920–1921
1922–1925
1926–1928
1929–1930
1931–1934
1935
1940
Mount Union
Tufts
Harvard (freshmen)
Harvard (backfield)
Harvard
Boston Redskins
Boston Bears
Head coaching record
Overall 42–36–4 (college)
2–8–1 (NFL)
5–4–1 (AFL)
Statistics
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1968 (profile)

Edward Lawrence Casey (May 16, 1894 – July 26, 1966) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Harvard University and was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Casey also played professional football in 1920 for the Buffalo All-Americans; he was also the head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) in 1935 and the Boston Bears of the third American Football League (AFL) in 1940.

Early life[edit]

Casey was born in Natick, Massachusetts on May 16, 1894 to James Francis and Ellen (Ahern) Casey. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy where he graduated in 1915.[1]

College coaching career[edit]

Casey started his football coaching career in 1920 at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. In 1922, he moved on to Tufts College in Medford, Massachusetts where he coached until 1925. That year he moved on to Harvard University. He was the Harvard freshmen coach from 1926 to 1928, the backfield coach from 1929 to 1930 and head coach from 1931 to 1934.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mount Union Purple Raiders (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1920–1921)
1920 Mount Union 6–3 3–3 T–9th
1921 Mount Union 1–6–1 0–5–1 17th
Mount Union: 7–9–1 3–8–1
Tufts Jumbos (Independent) (1922–1925)
1922 Tufts 5–4
1923 Tufts 6–2
1924 Tufts 3–4–2
1925 Tufts 1–6
Tufts: 15–16–2
Harvard Crimson (Independent) (1931–1934)
1931 Harvard 7–1
1932 Harvard 5–3
1933 Harvard 5–2–1
1934 Harvard 3–5
Harvard: 20–11–1
Total: 42–36–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Curtis, Georgina Pell. The American Catholic who's who: (Vol II). Grosse Pointe, MI: Walter Romig. p. 57. 

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