Eddie Casey

Edward Lawrence Casey (May 16, 1894 – July 26, 1966) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Harvard University and was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Casey also played professional football in 1920 for the Buffalo All-Americans; he was also the head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) in 1935 and the Boston Bears of the third American Football League (AFL) in 1940.

Eddie Casey
Biographical details
BornMay 16, 1894
Natick, Massachusetts
DiedJuly 26, 1966 (aged 72)
Boston, Massachusetts
Alma materHarvard
Playing career
1916, 1919Harvard
1920Buffalo All-Americans
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1920–1921Mount Union
1926–1928Harvard (freshmen)
1929–1930Harvard (backfield)
1935Boston Redskins
1940Boston Bears
Head coaching record
Overall42–36–4 (college)
2–8–1 (NFL)
5–4–1 (AFL)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1968 (profile)

Early life

Casey was born in Natick, Massachusetts on May 16, 1894 to James Francis and Ellen (Ahern) Casey. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy where he graduated in 1915.[1]

College coaching career

Casey started his football coaching career in 1920 at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. In 1922, he moved on to Tufts College in Medford, Massachusetts where he coached until 1925. That year, he moved on to Harvard University. He was the Harvard freshmen coach from 1926 to 1928, the backfield coach from 1929 to 1930 and head coach from 1931 to 1934.[1]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mount Union Purple Raiders (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1920–1921)
1920 Mount Union 6–3 3–3 T–9th
1921 Mount Union 1–6–1 0–5–1 17th
Mount Union: 7–9–1 3–8–1
Tufts Jumbos (Independent) (1922–1925)
1922 Tufts 5–4
1923 Tufts 6–2
1924 Tufts 3–4–2
1925 Tufts 1–6
Tufts: 15–16–2
Harvard Crimson (Independent) (1931–1934)
1931 Harvard 7–1
1932 Harvard 5–3
1933 Harvard 5–2–1
1934 Harvard 3–5
Harvard: 20–11–1
Total: 42–36–4


  1. ^ a b Curtis, Georgina Pell. The American Catholic who's who: (Vol II). Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig. p. 57.

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1917 All-Service football team

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1917 Charlestown Navy Yard football team

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Halfback Eddie Casey was selected as a first-team halfback on Walter Camp's 1917 All-Service football team.

1919 College Football All-America Team

The 1919 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1919. The two selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1919 season are (1) Walter Camp (WC), whose selections were published in Collier's Weekly; and (2) the Frank Menke syndicate (MS).

1919 college football season

The 1919 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Centre, Harvard, Illinois, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M as having been deemed national champions by major selectors Only Harvard, Illinois, and Texas A&M claim national championships for the 1919 season. Texas A&M began claiming the 1919 national championship in 2012.

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This game established a pattern of inviting a team from the Eastern half of the United States to face one from the West Coast. Except for the 1944 game during World War II, this continued until the advent of the Bowl Championship Series game in January 2002.

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