Cub Buck

Howard Pierce "Cub" Buck (August 7, 1892 – June 14, 1966) was an American football player and college coach. He played as a tackle at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, captaining the team and earning consensus All-American honors in 1915.[1] Buck then played professionally for 10 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Canton Bulldogs (1916–1920) and Green Bay Packers (1921–1925). Buck served as the head football coach at Carleton College from 1917 to 1919, at Lawrence College in 1923, and as the first head coach at the University of Miami from 1926 to 1928. He was inducted into the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1956, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1977, and the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department Hall of Fame in 1991.[2]

Buck was born on August 7, 1892 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He attended high school there and was named to Wisconsin's all-state prep team as a center. Playing for the Wisconsin Badgers from 1913 to 1915, he never missed a game and earned three All-Western Conference honors. After graduating, Buck served as an assistant football coach at Wisconsin in 1916.[3] That year he also starting playing professional football for the Canton Bulldogs. Buck played under an assumed name, Moriarity, because his parents didn't want him playing professionally, especially on Sundays.[4] Buck coached at Wisconsin during the week and for games on Saturdays, then travelled to the site of the Bulldogs game on Sunday.[5]

In 1917, Buck was hired as the head football coach and athletic director at Carleton College at age 25.[6] Coaching through the Great War and the 1918 flu pandemic, in three years his teams were 10–7. He continued to play with Jim Thorpe and the Bulldogs through 1920, the first year of the American Professional Football Association. Thorpe called Buck the greatest lineman he had played with or against.[2]

Buck added an extra game in 1920 by playing in the Green Bay Packers' last game of their season.[6] In 1921, the Packers joined the fledgling professional league that would become the National Football League. Curly Lambeau made Buck the first Packer with a guaranteed salary by paying him $75 per game.[5] That year was the first Green Bay–Chicago game and it featured the first cheap shot of the storied rivalry. John "Tarzan" Taylor slugged Buck and broke his nose.[5][6]

Buck played for the Packers through the 1925 season. Besides playing both sides of the line, Buck was the punter and placekicker. From 1922–1925, Buck made 24 of 35 extra points and 10 of 28 field goals for a total of 54 points.[7] He led the Packers in scoring in 1923 and threw a touchdown pass in 1924.[5] While playing for the Packers, Buck coached for the Lawrence Vikings, mainly as an assistant, but he was the head coach for the 1923 season. He was also the executive director of the Boy Scouts in Appleton.[6]

In 1926, Buck became the first head coach of the Miami Hurricanes football program. Before the team could play its first game, a hurricane destroyed the under-construction stadium and postponed the start of the season. The first team was a freshman squad; they went 8–0, including two defeats of the University of Havana, one in Miami and one in Havana.[8] During the first two varsity seasons, the Hurricanes were 3–6–1 and 4–4–1.

Buck left football coaching in 1929, but he often went to three football games each weekend during the season.[9] He moved to Rock Island, Illinois and opened a car dealership.[5] He died in Davenport, Iowa in 1966.[10][11]

Cub Buck
Cub Buck
Biographical details
BornAugust 7, 1892
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
DiedJune 14, 1966 (aged 73)
Davenport, Iowa
Playing career
1913–1915Wisconsin
1916–1920Canton Bulldogs
1921–1925Green Bay Packers
Position(s)Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1916Wisconsin (assistant)
1917–1919Carleton
1923Lawrence
1927–1928Miami (FL)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1917–1919Carleton
Head coaching record
Overall21–20–3
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Consensus All-American, 1915
Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame (1956)
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (1977)
University of Wisconsin Athletic Department Hall of Fame (1991)
University of Wisconsin's All-Time Football Team

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing
Carleton (1917–1919)
1917 Carleton 4–1
1918 Carleton 2–2
1919 Carleton 4–4
Carleton: 10–7
Lawrence Vikings (Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1923)
1923 Lawrence 4–3–1 2–1–1 3rd
Lawrence: 4–3–1 2–1–1
Miami Hurricanes (Independent) (1927–1928)
1927 Miami 3–6–1
1928 Miami 4–4–1
Miami: 7–10–2
Total: 21–20–3

References

  1. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Athletic Department Hall Of Fame". University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Cub Buck Named to Hall of Fame". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 15, 1956. p. 2C.
  4. ^ "Cub Buck Calls Thorpe 'Greatest'". Wausau Daily Herald. November 15, 1957. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ a b c d e Maxymuk, John (2003). Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players who Wore Them. Big Earth Publishing. pp. 46–47. ISBN 9781879483903.
  6. ^ a b c d "Howard "Cub" Buck". Green Bay Packers.
  7. ^ "Cub Buck Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  8. ^ "This is Miami Football - History" (PDF). University of Miami. p. 134.
  9. ^ O'Donnell, John (June 14, 1966). "Sport Chats". Quad-City Times. p. 13. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Ex-Packer Buck, 79, Dies". The Pantagraph. June 15, 1966. p. 31. Retrieved May 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  11. ^ "Grid Great Dies". Janesville Daily Gazette. June 15, 1966. p. 21. Retrieved May 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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1914 All-Western Conference football team

The 1914 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Big Ten Conference teams chosen by various selectors for the 1914 college football season.

1915 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 1915 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1915 college football season. Cub Buck was the captain and a consensus pick for the 1915 College Football All-America Team.

1920 All-Pro Team

The 1920 All-Pro Team represented the All-Pro team for the 1920 season of the American Professional Football Association (APFA), later renamed the National Football League (NFL). It was compiled by sportswriter Bruce Copeland.

1920 Canton Bulldogs season

The 1920 Canton Bulldogs season was the franchise's sixteenth and its first in the American Professional Football Association (APFA), which became the National Football League two years later. Jim Thorpe, the APFA's president, was Canton's coach and a back who played on the team. The Bulldogs entered the season coming off a 9–0–1 performance as Ohio League champions in 1919. The team opened the season with a 48–0 victory over the Pitcairn Quakers, and finished with a 7–4–2 record, taking eighth place in the 14-team APFA. A then-record crowd of 17,000 fans watched Canton's week 12 game against Union AA of Phoenixville.

The 1920 season was Thorpe's last with the Bulldogs. Thorpe, who was of mixed American Indian ancestry, left after the season to organize and play for an all-Native American team in LaRue, Ohio. Cap Edwards replaced Thorpe as the team's coach, and Wilbur Henry, Cub Buck, Harrie Dadmun, Joe Guyon, and Pete Calac were named to the All-Pro list. Three 1920 Bulldogs players—Thorpe, Guyon and Pete Henry—were later elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1920 Green Bay Packers season

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1921 Green Bay Packers season

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1928 Miami Hurricanes football team

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