Category:Idaho Vandals football players
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The following 103 pages are in this category, out of 103 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. College football – It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States. No minor league farm organizations exist in American football and it is in college football where a players performance directly impacts his chances of playing professional football. The best collegiate players will declare for the professional draft after 3 to 4 years of collegiate competition. Those not selected can still attempt to land an NFL roster spot as a free agent. Even after the emergence of the professional National Football League, college football remained extremely popular throughout the U. S, in many cases, college stadiums employ bench-style seating, as opposed to individual seats with backs and arm rests. This allows them to more fans in a given amount of space than the typical professional stadium. College athletes, unlike players in the NFL, are not permitted by the NCAA to be paid salaries, colleges are only allowed to provide non-monetary compensation such as athletic scholarships that provide for tuition, housing, and books. Modern North American football has its origins in various games, all known as football, by the 1840s, students at Rugby School were playing a game in which players were able to pick up the ball and run with it, a sport later known as Rugby football. The game was taken to Canada by British soldiers stationed there and was soon being played at Canadian colleges, the first documented gridiron football match was a game played at University College, a college of the University of Toronto, November 9,1861. One of the participants in the game involving University of Toronto students was William Mulock, a football club was formed at the university soon afterward, although its rules of play at this stage are unclear. In 1864, at Trinity College, also a college of the University of Toronto, F. Barlow Cumberland, modern Canadian football is widely regarded as having originated with a game played in Montreal, in 1865, when British Army officers played local civilians. The game gradually gained a following, and the Montreal Football Club was formed in 1868, early games appear to have had much in common with the traditional mob football played in England. The games remained largely unorganized until the 19th century, when games of football began to be played on college campuses. Each school played its own variety of football, Princeton University students played a game called ballown as early as 1820. A Harvard tradition known as Bloody Monday began in 1827, which consisted of a mass ballgame between the freshman and sophomore classes, in 1860, both the town police and the college authorities agreed the Bloody Monday had to go. The Harvard students responded by going into mourning for a figure called Football Fightum. The authorities held firm and it was a dozen years before football was again played at Harvard. Dartmouth played its own version called Old division football, the rules of which were first published in 1871, all of these games, and others, shared certain commonalities
2. University of Idaho – The University of Idaho is the U. S. state of Idahos oldest public university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County in the northern portion of the state. It is the states land-grant and primary research university, the University of Idaho was the states sole university for 71 years, until 1963, and its College of Law, established in 1909, was first accredited by the American Bar Association in 1925. Formed by the legislature on January 30,1889, the university opened its doors in 1892 on October 3. The first graduating class in 1896 contained two men and two women and it presently has an enrollment exceeding 12,000, with over 11,000 on the Moscow campus. The university offers 142 degree programs, from accountancy to wildlife resources, including bachelors, masters, doctoral, certificates of completion are offered in 30 areas of study. The school is home to the Idaho Vandals, who compete on the Division I FBS level through the 2017 season. In addition to the campus in Moscow, the UI has branch campuses in Coeur dAlene, Boise, Twin Falls. It also operates a park in Post Falls and dozens of extension offices statewide. The east-facing Administration Building, with its 80-foot clock tower and Collegiate Gothic-style structure, was built from 1907–09 and has become an icon of the university, the building holds classrooms, an auditorium, and administrative offices, including the offices of the President and Provost. Multiple expansions were made, with the wing added in 1912, the south wing in 1916. The UI library was housed in the Admin, Building until 1957, when the Library building was completed. The original Administration Building, with a tall spire reaching to 163 feet, was constructed through the decade of the 1890s. Unfortunately, it was reduced to embers on March 30,1906, the cause of the fire, which began in the basement, was never precisely determined, but was likely accidental. After the fire, there was whether to rebuild from the remains or start from scratch. The original buildings steps were saved and currently climb the hill immediately southeast of the south wing. In the meantime, classes were held at sites in Moscow, the Carnegie library, the Methodist church. Insurance policies paid $135,000, but the new building cost twice that, to appease the state legislature, the UI Regents decided to build Morrill Hall first, use it for classrooms, and finance the new administration building over three years. Building was designed by prominent Boise architect John E. Tourtellotte and he designed the states Roman Revival capitol building in Boise and other buildings, both public and private
3. Art Anderson – Arthur Anthony Anderson is a former professional American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. Anderson was known for his toughness, and being one of the few tackles to ever prevent the feared NFL Hall of Fame inductee Deacon Jones from accomplishing any sacks in a game. His teammates on the Chicago Bears under George Halas included his friend Stan Jones and 1961 rookie Mike Ditka, Anderson grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota on the Minnesota state line, in a house his grandfather built. His father was Arthur Albin Anderson, the first North Dakota Highway Patrolmen stationed in Wahpeton, because of the similarity of their names, the family called him Tony. He grew up in Catholic grade school looking all day, in all weather, to recess. Football, basketball and baseball were the seasons of his year and he lettered in all three sports at Wahpeton High School, and his basketball team won the State Class A Championship in 1954. Anderson dreamed of going to Notre Dame University, but the University of Idaho offered scholarships, so he boarded the train and he started as a freshman and had the privilege of playing for Skip Stahleys Idaho Vandals all four years in the PAC-9 conference. In Idaho, Anderson took the field with other future NFL players, including Jerry Kramer, in 1957-58 Kramer and Walker made the second all-PCC team, Anderson and teammates Ken Hall and Larry Aldrich received honorable mention on the all-PCC team. Upon graduation in 1958 he had the choice to enlist in the military or be drafted, bull Trometter spotted him in boot-camp and told him to come play ball for the duration of his military service. Anderson played for three years with the USMC, and was named to the All-Marine Football Team and All-Sea Service Team in 1959 and 1960, upon discharge he was recruited by Fido Murphy to play for the Chicago Bears. After two seasons playing for George Halas with the Bears, Anderson was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played for one more season, Anderson married Sharon Hicks in 1961, a San Diego State University majorette co-ed studying elementary education, and their son was born in 1963. After Anderson left pro-ball the Anderson family returned to San Diego, Anderson became a teacher in San Diego and eventually was called to be the swim coach at Clairemont High School in 1965. He received his masters degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University, Anderson directed the Clairemont High School track team to 2 Western League titles, and his 1970-71 cross country team won the CIF-SDS championship. He served 8 years as coach at Clairemont, leading the Chieftains to CIF-SDS playoffs 3 times. He was honored 9 times as coach of the year in 3 different sports, Anderson retired after 38 football seasons with city schools. Anderson raised his children to be avid athletes as well, andersons daughter Elaine was the first female high school water polo player in San Diego County, and played on the otherwise all-male team for University of San Diego High School in the early 80s. She became the director of a YMCA. She was inducted into the Point Loma Sea Lions Hall of Fame in 1995 for her achievements, including setting school records
4. Wayne D. Anderson – Wayne Delbert Anderson was an American college basketball coach, the head coach at the University of Idaho for eight seasons. He was also the baseball coach at Idaho, his alma mater, for nine seasons. Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Anderson graduated from Rogers High School in 1949 and he enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow,100 miles south, and was a two-sport athlete for the Vandals, then a member of the Pacific Coast Conference. Anderson was the quarterback and nationally-ranked punter on the football team. During his senior year, he was elected class president and he was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. Following graduation in 1953, Anderson coached a year in Roseburg, Oregon and he returned to the university in 1956 to run its intramural program and work on his masters degree. In the summer of 1957, he was promoted to assistant coach in basketball and football, the baseball team won the inaugural Big Sky title in 1964 and again in 1966, led by starting pitchers Bill Stoneman and Frank Reberger. One step from the College World Series in Omaha, the Vandals fell 3–2 and 8–5 to Arizona in Tucson in the District 7 finals, Idaho finished the season at 34-9 and Anderson was named Big Sky baseball coach of the year. That September, Anderson was promoted to coach in basketball. He had been an assistant for eight years to the four head coaches in basketball. In his second season in 1968, he was named coach of the year. In 1971, he took on duties as assistant athletic director. After his eighth season as head coach, Anderson resigned both positions in March 1974 and stopped coaching. He returned to the university in 1982 as the assistant athletic director, Anderson is a member of the Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Idahos Athletic Hall of Fame. Anderson died at age 82 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on January 16,2013, Go Vandals. com - Idaho athletics - Wayne Anderson Go Vandals. com - athletics - Hall of Fame - Wayne Anderson Wayne D. Anderson at Find a Grave
5. Steve Belko – Stephen Maxmillian Steve Belko was an American college basketball coach at Idaho State College and the University of Oregon. He was later the third commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, the son of Russian immigrants, Belko was born in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Froebel High School. He attended Compton Junior College in southern California for a year, with plans to play basketball at USC, where his older brother Max starred in football. A two-sport athlete for the Vandals, he was a guard and small forward in basketball and a halfback and quarterback on the team. Belko opted not to play baseball, though he considered it his best sport and he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and was senior class president. Following his military service, Belko briefly returned to Lewiston, then moved to the University of Idaho in Moscow, in 1950, Belko was hired as the head basketball coach at Idaho State College in Pocatello. His Bengals soon dominated the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and made the NCAA tournament in four consecutive seasons, the NCAA tournament field varied from 22 to 25 teams in the mid-1950s. Belkos six-season record at Idaho State was 109–51, and he was named the coach of the year three times. The Bengals conference record in his last four seasons was 39–3 and this success led to his hiring in June 1956 at Oregon, then a member of the Pacific Coast Conference. Belko was the coach of the Ducks for fifteen seasons and posted a 179–211 record. His teams made the NCAA tournament twice, in 1960 and 1961, the 1960 team advanced to the Western regional finals, the national quarterfinals. After five years as an independent, Oregon joined the Pacific-8 Conference for the 1964–65 season, in February 1970, the Ducks upset three-time defending national champion UCLA at McArthur Court in Eugene, winning 78–65 to snap the Bruins 25-game winning streak. Following a pair of 17–9 seasons, Belko stepped down in April 1971 at age 55, after a year as assistant athletic director, Belko left the Oregon athletic department in 1972 to direct the Far West Classic basketball tournament in Portland for three years. In 1975, he moved to Boise to work for the Big Sky Conference as an evaluator of basketball officials, Belko was named commissioner of the conference in December 1976 and served from 1977 to 1981