Cub Buck

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Cub Buck
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1892-08-07)August 7, 1892
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Died June 14, 1966(1966-06-14) (aged 73)
Davenport, Iowa
Playing career
1913–1915 Wisconsin
1920 Canton Bulldogs
1920–1925 Green Bay Packers
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1916 Wisconsin (assistant)
1923 Lawrence
1927–1928 Miami (FL)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
c. 1917–1918 Carleton
c. 1918 St. Olaf
Head coaching record
Overall 11–13–3
Accomplishments and honors
Consensus All-American, 1915
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (1977)

Howard Pierce "Cub" Buck (August 7, 1892 – June 14, 1966) was an American football, coach and college athletics administrator. He played as a tackle at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and then professionally for five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Canton Bulldogs and Green Bay Packers. Buck served as the head football coach at Lawrence College—now Lawrence University—in 1923 and at the University of Miami from 1927 to 1928. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1977.

Buck was born on August 7, 1892 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He attended high school there and was named to Wisconsin all-state prep team at the center position. After graduating from Wisconsin, Buck served as an assistant football coach at his alma mater in 1916. He then served as the athletic director at Carleton College and as the joint athletic director at Carleton and nearby St. Olaf College during World War I.[1]

He died in Davenport, Iowa.[2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Lawrence Vikings (Midwest Conference) (1923)
1924 Lawrence 4–3–1
Lawrence: 4–3–1
Miami Hurricanes (Independent) (1927–1928)
1927 Miami 3–6–1
1928 Miami 4–4–1
Miami: 7–10–2
Total: 11–13–3


  1. ^ "Cub Buck Named To Hall of Fame". The Milwaukee Sentinel. December 15, 1956. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Packer Buck, 79, Dies". The Pantagraph. June 15, 1966. p. 31. Retrieved May 6, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Grid Great Dies". Janesville Daily Gazette. June 15, 1966. p. 21. Retrieved May 6, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read

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