Jess Dow

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Jess Dow
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1916-12-16)December 16, 1916
Littlefield, Texas
Died March 24, 2003(2003-03-24) (aged 86)
Orange, Connecticut
Playing career
1935–1937
1938–1940
West Texas A&M
Philadelphia Eagles
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1948–1965 Southern Connecticut State
Head coaching record
Overall 107–41–6
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2013 (profile)

Jess Elwood "Woody" Dow (December 16, 1916 – March 24, 2003) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at West Texas State College—now West Texas A&M University—and then professionally with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). Dow served as the head football coach at Southern Connecticut State University—then known as New Haven State Teachers College and Southern Connecticut State College—from 1948 to 1965, compiling a record of 107–41–6. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2013.

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