Jim Root (American football)

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Jim Root
Jim Root.jpeg
No. 9, 17
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1931-08-17)August 17, 1931
Place of birth: Toledo, Ohio
Date of death: May 26, 2003(2003-05-26) (aged 71)
Career information
College: Miami (OH)
NFL draft: 1953 / Round: 23 / Pick: 268
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 11–16
Yards: 1482
QB Rating: 51.0
Stats at NFL.com

James Frederic Root (August 17, 1931 – May 26, 2003) was an American gridiron football player and coach. He played professionally as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons with the Chicago Cardinals (1953, 1956) and in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for one season with the Ottawa Rough Riders (1954). Root served as the head football coach at the University of New Hampshire from 1968 to 1971 and at the College of William & Mary from 1972 to 1979, compiling a career college football record of 57–62–2 in 12 seasons. Root was a native of Toledo, Ohio. He played college football at Miami University under Woody Hayes and Ara Parseghian. Root began his coaching career in 1958 as the backfield coach at Tulane University. He moved to the University of Miami as backfield coach in 1960. Root then coached for one season, in 1964, as offensive backfield coach at Dartmouth College, before moving to Yale University, where he served in the same capacity for three seasons.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
New Hampshire Wildcats (Yankee Conference) (1968–1971)
1968 New Hampshire 6–2 4–1 T–1st
1969 New Hampshire 3–5 1–4 T–5th
1970 New Hampshire 5–3 3–2 T–3rd
1971 New Hampshire 4–4–1 3–2 3rd
New Hampshire: 18–14–1 11–9
William & Mary Tribe (Southern Conference) (1972–1976)
1972 William & Mary 5–6 4–2 3rd
1973 William & Mary 6–5 3–2 3rd
1974 William & Mary 4–7 2–3 6th
1975 William & Mary 2–9 2–3 5th
1976 William & Mary 7–4 3–1 2nd
William & Mary Tribe (NCAA Division I / I-A independent) (1977–1979)
1977 William & Mary 6–5
1978 William & Mary 5–5–1
1979 William & Mary 4–7
William & Mary: 39–48–1 14–11
Total: 57–62–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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