Carl Anderson (American football)

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Carl Anderson
Carl Anderson (football).jpg
Anderson pictured in The Lasso 1952, Howard Payne yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1898-09-09)September 9, 1898
Fort Worth, Texas[1]
Died April 30, 1978(1978-04-30) (aged 79)
Oceanside, California
Playing career
1921–1923 Centre
1924–1925 Centenary
1926 Geneva
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1927–1928 Western Kentucky (assistant)
1929 Western Kentucky
1930 Kansas State (freshmen)
1934–1937 Western Kentucky
1938–1945 Indiana (backfield)
1946–1950 Centre
1951–1952 Howard Payne

Carl Rudolph Frederick "Swede" Anderson IV (September 9, 1898 – April 30, 1978) was an American college football coach at Western Kentucky University and Howard Payne University. Anderson graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1924,[2] where he played in the backfield with legendary alumnus Bo McMillin. Anderson then followed McMillin to Centenary College of Louisiana and Geneva College.[3] Anderson then served one year as the head football coach at Western Kentucky,[4] before moving to Kansas State as its freshman team coach in 1930.[3] Anderson returned to Western Kentucky as its head coach from 1934 to 1937.[4] He was the backfield coach under McMillin at Indiana from 1938 to 1945.[5] He then returned to his alma mater, Centre College, where he coached the Praying Colonels until 1950.[6] The following season, Anderson became the seventh head football coach at the Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas and held that position from 1951 to 1952. His coaching record at Howard Payne was 7–10.[4]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Epsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi: 100 Years at Centre (1848–1948) Archived May 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. (PDF), Centre College.
  3. ^ a b Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Class of 1931 yearbook, p. 294.
  4. ^ a b c Carl "Swede" Anderson Records by Year
  5. ^ "Former Centenary Grid Star Goes To Indiana". Monroe Morning World. March 20, 1938. p. 9. Retrieved June 8, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Football Coaches, CentreCyclopedia, Centre College, retrieved July 13, 2009.

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