|No. 7, 12, 22|
|Date of birth:||September 5, 1888|
|Place of birth:||South Bend, Indiana, United States|
|Date of death:||November 23, 1944(aged 56)|
|Place of death:||South Bend, Indiana, United States|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||207 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||South Bend (IN) Central|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Coaching stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Howard Eugene "Cap" Edwards (September 5, 1888 – November 23, 1944) was a National Football League coach and player in American football's earliest years. In the early 20th century, football in America was just beginning to catch on, with professional teams popping up in numerous cities, and at the time college football was more popular.
Edwards attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he played football as an offensive lineman. His professional coaching career did not begin until he was 51 years of age, and was short-lived, but nonetheless noteworthy as he coached in the pioneering days of football with such greats as Jim Thorpe and Guy Chamberlin. He first coached the Canton Bulldogs in 1921, which ended in a 5–2–3 record. In 1923 Edwards coached the Cleveland Indians, with a 3–1–3 record, followed by a 5–8–1 record as coach of the Cleveland Bulldogs.
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