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
Buffalo All-Americans
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Mount Union
Boston Redskins
Boston Bears
Head coaching record
Overall 2–8–1 (NFL)
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 in 1935 and the Boston Bears of the third American Football League 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 1926–28, the assistant backfield coach from 1929–30 and head coach from 1931-34.[1]


  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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