R. G. Acton

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R. G. Acton
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Acton at Harvard, c. 1894
Date of birth: c. 1865
Place of birth: Kinsale, co.cork, Ireland
Date of death: November 24, 1900 (aged 35)
Place of death: New York City, New York
Career information
Position(s): Guard
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Organizations
As coach:
18961898 Vanderbilt
As player:
18931895
1896–1898
Harvard
Vanderbilt
Career highlights and awards
SIAA title (1897)

Robert G. Acton (1864/1865 – 24 November 1900) was an American football player and coach. He was a left guard at Harvard from 1893 to 1895. He also served on Harvard's rowing team.[1] He served as the fifth head football coach at Vanderbilt University.[2] Acton coached the Vanderbilt Commodores for three seasons from 1896 to 1898, compiling a record of 10–7–3. He died of an overdose of morphine in 1900.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1896–1898)
1896 Vanderbilt 3–2–2 3–0–1
1897 Vanderbilt 6–0–1 3–0 1st
1898 Vanderbilt 1–5 1–2
Vanderbilt: 10–7–3 7–2–1
Total: 10–7–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recent Deaths - Dr. Robert Acton". Boston Evening Transcript. November 23, 1900. 
  2. ^ Caduceus of Kappa Sigma, Volume 11. p. 524. 
  3. ^ [1]

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