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, Ireland
Date of death November 24, 1900 (aged 35)
Place of death New York, New York
Career information
Position(s) Guard
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg)
Career history
As coach
1896–1898 Vanderbilt
As player
1893–1895 Harvard
1896–1898 Vanderbilt
Career highlights and awards
SIAA title (1897)

Robert G. Acton (c. 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 4th
1897 Vanderbilt 6–0–1 3–0 1st
1898 Vanderbilt 1–5 1–2 8th
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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