Category:Players of American football from New Hampshire
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The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Jack Abbott (coach) – George Henry Jack Abbott was the head coach of the University of Maines football team in 1896 and compiled a 1–3–2 record. Also in 1896, Abbott was the coach of the Maine Black Bears baseball team. Abbott was a native of Manchester, New Hampshire, where he was born in 1873 and he died at Concord, New Hampshire on June 22,1918. The following is a list of Abbotts yearly football head coaching records, the following is a list of Abbotts yearly baseball head coaching records. Jack Abbott at the College Football Data Warehouse
2. James A. Baldwin – James Jim Baldwin was an American football player, track athlete, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. Baldwin was also the basketball coach at the same five schools. In addition he served as the baseball coach at Rhode Island State and at Lehigh. From 1916 to 1920, Baldwin was the director at Rhode Island while he coached three sports. Baldwin died on August 2,1964 at a home in Hyannis. Maine Football Coach Has 13 Months Experience as Director in France in his Training, The Lewiston Daily Sun James A. Baldwin at the College Football Data Warehouse
3. Dudley Dean – Dudley Stuart Dean was an All-American football quarterback for Harvard University. He played quarterback for Harvard from 1888-1890 and was selected as an All-American in 1890, Dean also fought with the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish–American War. A native of Lake Village, New Hampshire, Dean enrolled at Harvard University, while at Harvard, Dean was the quarterback for Harvards varsity football team. He became famous for his role in Harvards November 1890 football victory over Yale—the first since the schools first met in 1875, a newspaper account of the game described a touchdown run from midfield by Dean. Yale had the ball at midfield when Dean broke through past Hall of Famer Pudge Heffelfinger, the report noted, The ball bounded beautifully for the now famous Dud. He caught it as it came up saying, Now Duds your chance, on the run he was past the Yale backs. and had a clear field to Yales unprotected goal. If the Harvard victory can be ascribed to one man more than any other and his tackling and breaking through were unsurpassed. At the end of the 1890 season, Dean was selected as the quarterback on the All-American football team, Dean also played shortstop and second base for the Harvard baseball team and was captain of that team in 1891. His skills as a player were such that he traveled with Albert Spaldings professional baseball tour of England and was paid £4 a week plus expenses. During the Spanish American War, Dudley enlisted and served with the Rough Riders, in July 1898, after the Battle of San Juan Hill, Dean was one of five members of the regiment mentioned by Theodore Roosevelt for bravery on the battlefield. Upon his return, Dudley told how the Rough Riders had been riddled by the murderous fire from ambush. He called Gen. Wood and Col. Roosevelt dandies and noted, teddy hustled about and saw that food reached us. In October 1898, the New York World published article titled, Dudley S. Dean, Twice a Hero, is, as his friends express it, twice a hero. When Col. Roosevelt organized his regiment of Rough Riders, Mr. Dean was one of the first to enlist and he served throughout the campaign with distinction, and was in the thin brown line that charged up San Juan Hill. But his run at Springfield Nov.22,1890, when Harvard defeated Yale, is what endears him particularly to Harvard football men, on that occasion Dean ran through the entire Yale team for ninety yards and scored a goal. During World War II, Dean was a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Army Air Forces and was the producer of the play Winged Victory. The play was intended as a booster and fundraiser for the Army Emergency Relief Fund. The play depicted both the training and work of airmen, after graduating from Harvard, Dudley worked for the El Paso and Western Railroad
4. Amos Foster – Amos Parker Foster was an American football and basketball player and coach in the early 1900s. He was a 1904 graduate of Dartmouth College where he lettered in basketball and football. Foster served as the football coach at the University of Cincinnati, the University of Nebraska. He was also the basketball coach at Cincinnati for five seasons from 1904 to 1909. After coaching he practiced law in Ohio, Foster was born on March 10,1880 in Keene, New Hampshire. He graduated from Cushing Academy in 1899, where he had played on several athletic teams, Foster lettered in football in 1902 and 1903 for Dartmouth. He helped the 1903 team coached by Fred Folsom to a 9–1 record including the schools first-ever win over Harvard, many of the Eastern writers named him to their All-American team for his success his last year at fullback. Foster was also a letter winner for Dartmouth in basketball. During the 1902–03 season he served as captain and led them to a 7–9 record. Foster started his career while still at Dartmouth, when he took a job as head basketball coach at the Bradford Academy. He held this position for two seasons, Foster was head coach for the Cincinnati Bearcats in both football and basketball. He coached the Cincinnati football team for two seasons 1904 and 1905, in his two years as the Bearcats head coach, he compiled an overall record of 11–4. Fosters most successful year at Cincinnati was in 1904 where he led the Bearcats to a 7–1 record and this team scored 182 points during the season and only gave up 10. Their seven wins included victories over Kentucky, Tennessee. Foster added a 4–3 mark in 1905 before taking over the coaching job at the University of Nebraska for the 1906 season. Foster was also the coach of the basketball squad at Cincinnati from 1904 to 1909. In his five seasons as Bearcats head coach he compiled an record of 30–10. His most successful season was in 1908 where he led the Bearcats to a 9–0 record, even though Foster left Cincinnati to coach football at other schools, he still coached the Bearcats basketball team
5. Edward K. Hall – Edward Kimball E. K. Hall was an American football and baseball player and coach, college athletics administrator, lawyer, and business executive. He played college football at Dartmouth College from 1889 to 1891 and then served as the athletic director and his business career included employment as a vice president of American Telephone and Telegraph Company from 1919 to 1930. He also served as a director of companies, including Atlas Corporation, Electric Bond and Share Company. Hall gained his greatest notoriety from his work as an administrator in the years of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. After a spate of fatalities in 1905, football came under fire from college administrators, alumni, the NCAA was formed in March 1906 in response to the controversy, and Hall was chosen to develop changes in the rules to make the game safer and more interesting. He replaced Walter Camp as secretary of footballs rules committee in 1906. Hall was born in 1870 in Granville, Illinois, approximately 100 miles southwest of Chicago and his father, Charles Prentiss Hall, was a New Hampshire native, teacher and high school principal who had served in the 14th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. His mother, Lucia Cotton Kimball Hall, was also a New Hampshire native, by 1880, Hall had moved to Hinsdale, New Hampshire, where his father became the superintendent of schools. Hall attended preparatory school at the St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont and he then attended Oberlin College in Ohio for one year before enrolling at Dartmouth College. He played at the end position on the Dartmouth football team and was captain of the 1891 team. In July 1892, several days after graduating from Dartmouth, Hall was hired by the University of Illinois to serve as football coach. He announced at the time that he would spend the working as a waiter at a hotel in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. He was the head football coach at Illinois, held that position for the 1892 and 1893 seasons. His 1892 team compiled a 9–4–1 record, played the first games in the rivalries with Northwestern and Chicago. Hall was also the first head coach at Illinois, coaching three seasons from 1892 to 1894 and tallying a mark of 30–17. While at Illinois, Hall also studied law at the office of a prominent lawyer in Urbana, Illinois, Hall earned an LL. B from Harvard Law School in 1896. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1896 and practiced law in Scranton and he moved to Boston and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1898. He practiced law in Boston with Samuel L. Powers at the firm of Powers, from 1913 to 1917, he was vice president of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company
6. Ed Hart – Edward J. Hart was an American football tackle. He was a consensus All-American in 1911, Hart played high school football at Phillips Exeter Academy. In his last game at Phillips Exeter he suffered a dislocation in his neck when he ran into a goalpost and this resulted in Hart having to wear a neckbrace for his first three years of college football at Princeton University. He removed the brace in 1911 and he was the captain of the Princeton Tigers football team in 1910 and 1911. Hart was a captain in the United States Army in World War I and he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954
7. George Hoban – George William Hoban was an American football player, coach, and official. He served as the football coach at Lehigh University for one season in 1942. Hoban graduated from Lehigh in 1915 and played football at the school and he died on February 2,1943 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania of a heart attack while driving his car. George Hoban at the College Football Data Warehouse
8. William C. Kenyon – William Curtis Bill Kenyon was an American football and baseball player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the football coach at the University of Maine in 1942 and from 1944 to 1945. Kenyon also the coach of the basketball team at Maine from 1935 to 1943 and again in 1944–45. Kenyon played college football at Georgetown University from 1919 to 1922 and he also played baseball at Georgetown and was inducted into the universitys Athletic Hall of Fame in 1927. Kenyon died on May 6,1951 at a hospital in Bangor, below is a table of Kenyons yearly records as a collegiate head baseball coach. List of college football coaches with non-consecutive tenure William C. Kenyon at the College Football Data Warehouse William C. Kenyon at Pro-Football-Reference. com
9. John Kissell – He played college football at Boston College. Kissell grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire, and attended Boston College on an athletic scholarship and he played there for the 1942 season, when the schools football team made the Orange Bowl but lost to Alabama. He then entered the U. S. Army during World War II, serving in Europe, Africa and he returned to college after the war and played football for two more seasons. Kissell signed with the Bills in 1948 and played there for two years before the AAFC dissolved and the team disbanded and he was then sent to the Browns in a deal orchestrated by coach Paul Brown to acquire former Buffalo players. He played in Cleveland through 1956, interrupted by one year with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. He was part of a line that featured Len Ford, Don Colo and Bob Gain. Kissell spent two years away from football after leaving the Browns, returning to play for the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen in Canada for the 1959 season and he then retired from playing and became a junior high school teacher back in Nashua. He died of cancer in 1992, Kissell grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire and attended Nashua High School, where he played basketball, track and football in the late 1930s under head coach Pete Chesnulevich. He was named an all-New Hampshire tackle in two of his years at Nashua and he later attended La Salle Military Academy, a private Roman Catholic high school in Oakdale, New York. After graduating, Kissell enrolled at Boston College on an athletic scholarship and he was on a Boston College Eagles football team that finished the 1942 season with an 8–2 win–loss record under head coach Denny Myers and lost to Alabama in the Orange Bowl. Kissell then entered the U. S. Army as American involvement in World War II intensified and he was a private stationed at first at Fort Hood in Texas, and played for the bases service football team before being sent to Europe. He spent time at the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr in Fontainebleau outside of Paris in 1945, and also served in Africa, Kissell returned to Boston after the war and played as a defensive lineman in the 1946 and 1947 seasons. Kissell was selected by the National Football Leagues Los Angeles Rams in the 12th round of the 1947 draft, Buffalo finished the regular season 7–7 in a tie with the Baltimore Colts for first place in the AAFC East. After beating the Colts in a playoff, the Bills lost the AAFC championship game to the Cleveland Browns, the Bills finished 5–5–2 the following season, losing again to the Browns in a playoff. Kissell was named an All-Pro defensive tackle by the International News Service after the season, in 1950, players from the AAFCs defunct teams – including the Bills – went into a dispersal draft. Kissell, however, was sold along with halfback Rex Bumgardner, yet while the Browns had been the leagues best team, many sportswriters and owners doubted that the team would continue its string of success in the NFL starting in 1950. Cleveland began the season by beating the previous years NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles, Kissell finished his education at Boston College in 1950, graduating with a bachelors degree in education and government. With the Browns, Kissell had a reputation as a mean and exceptionally strong defender playing beside defensive end Len Ford and he was a little bit rowdy, teammate John Sandusky later recalled, and once hit a blocking sled in practice so hard that he broke it
10. William Odlin – William Odlin was an American lawyer and college football coach. He served as the coach at Brown in 1893. Odlin was born on April 5,1865 in Laconia, New Hampshire and he attended boarding school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He continued his education at Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1890, Odlin is credited with reviving interest in football at the college. Odlin played on the team as a fullback, and served as its captain for four years. Upon graduation, he continued on to law, which he practiced in Boston with the firm Odlin & Ruggles. In 1893, he took over as the coach of the Brown University football team. He served in that position for one season and amassed a 6–3 record
11. J. W. H. Pollard – John William Hobbs Doc Pollard was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. Pollard also coached baseball at Alabama from 1907–1910 and at Washington and Lee, Pollard was born on February 22,1872 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1895 and earned an MD from the University of Vermont in 1901, Pollard was the ninth head football coach for at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and he held that position for the 1901 season. His coaching record at Lehigh was 1 wins,11 losses and this ranks him 29th at Lehigh in terms of total wins and 29th at Lehigh in terms of winning percentage. Pollard was named the football coach at the University of Alabama where he stayed from 1906 until the end of the 1909 season. He found more success at Alabama, where his teams accumulated a record of 21 wins,4 losses, against Auburn in his first season, Pollard used a military shift never before seen in the south. His success at Alabama was not without failures, the first season Pollard coached the Crimson Tide, they achieved a record of 5 wins and 1 loss. However, that one loss was a 78–0 thrashing by Vanderbilt in Nashville,1907, Pollards second season at Alabama, was similar. The team produced a record of 5 wins,1 loss, however, the one loss was a 54–4 pounding by Sewanee. By 1909, his team produced more consistent results, no team scored on the Crimson Tide until the last two games, and their only loss came in the last game of the season by a score of 12–6 against LSU at home. Pollard coached at Washington and Lee University in 1911, finishing with a record of 4–2–2, J. W. H. Pollard at the College Football Data Warehouse
12. Andre Ramsey – Andre Alexander Ramsey is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent in 2009. He played college football at Ball State, Ramsey has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Command and the Carolina Panthers. After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Ramsey signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent. He was waived during final cuts on September 5, Ramsey was signed to the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills on September 23,2009. He remained there until being promoted to the roster on December 11 after offensive tackle Demetrius Bell was placed on injured reserve. He was released on September 4,2010, the New York Jets signed Ramsey to the teams practice squad on October 25,2010. Ramsey was released by the team on December 8,2010, after trying out for the Ravens on December 14,2010, Ramsey was signed to the teams practice squad on December 16. Attended training camp with Baltimore and was waived in the roster cutdown on September 3,2011. The team signed Ramsey to their squad on November 30,2011. He was on the roster for one game before being released. Following his release from the Dolphins Ramsey signed with the Kansas City Command of the Arena Football League, the 2012 Arena Football League season spanned from March 9,2012 – July 22,2012. Signed as a free-agent by the Panthers on August 10,2012 and he was released five days later on August 15,2012. On March 26,2013 Andre Ramsey signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, in June 2015, Ramsey signed with the Calgary Stampeders. On December 7,2015, Ramsey was assigned to the Orlando Predators, on May 25,2016, Ramsey was placed on recallable reassignment. Buffalo Bills bio Seattle Seahawks bio Ball State Cardinals bio BC Lions bio
13. Kendall Reyes – Kendall A. Reyes is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. In 2010, he served as one of four team captains for the University of Connecticut Huskies and was named to the All-Big East Conference first team following the season and he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Kendall Reyes attended Nashua High School North in Nashua, New Hampshire from 2003–2007, in football, Reyes was a standout wide receiver, tight end, linebacker and defensive end. He was twice named All-State and also a two-time All-Conference pick, following his senior year, he was selected to play at the Shriners All-Star Game. Reyes was also an athlete at Nashua North, also playing basketball. As a sophomore in 2005, he placed eighth in the jump with a leap of 6.18 meters at the NHIAA Meet of Champions. At the 2006 NHIAA Class L Track Championships, he earned a third-place finish in the discus with a throw of 52.12 meters and he posted a personal-best throw of 14.35 meters in the shot put as a senior. Reyes was not that heavily recruited out of school. On November 11,2006, Reyes signed his letter-of-intent and committed to Connecticut, Reyes was selected in round 2, pick 49 by the San Diego Chargers in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was the highest drafted defensive lineman in school history and he was also the highest drafted defensive lineman in school history. In his rookie season, Reyes led the Chargers’ defensive line with 19 quarterback pressures and 15 quarterback hits, Reyes closed out his initial campaign by earning All-Rookie honors from ESPN. com. In 2013, Reyes was named starter right next to Corey Liuget on the defensive line, Reyes went on to play all 16 games as a starter and managed to collect 34 tackles,5 sacks, and 2 passes defended. Reyes signed a contract with the Washington Redskins on March 11,2016. He was released by the Redskins on October 5,2016, on October 18,2016, Reyes was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. Reyes still spends a lot of time in Nashua during the offseason, in March 2013, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua inducted him into its Hall of Fame. Reyes spent much of his time as a youth at the Club, now he works with the Club to help develop initiatives for today’s youth. A former class president at Nashua North High, Reyes also spends time at his alma mater talking to student-athletes about education, career statistics and player information from NFL. com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference Kendall Reyes UConnHuskies. com Archived index at the Wayback Machine
14. Ron Rogerson – Ronald A. Ron Rogerson was the head coach of the Maine Black Bears football team from 1981 to 1984 and the Princeton Tigers football team from 1985 to 1986. He compiled a 26–36–1 overall record, Rogerson played offensive tackle at Maine, where he won the Harold Westerman Award as outstanding football player in 1964, and graduated in 1966. He began his career in 1967, serving as an assistant line coach at Colorado State University while also earning a masters degree in education. He moved on to Lebanon Valley College as coach of both the offensive and defensive lines and he was also intramural director at Lebanon Valley. At the University of Delaware Rogerson spent 10 years as an assistant, as Maines head coach, he was named Yankee Conference Coach of the Year in 1982 after his team shared the league title. Rogerson died August 8,1987, of an apparent heart attack while jogging in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and he was 44 and about to begin his third season as head coach at Princeton. Assistant coaches under Ron Rogerson who became NCAA or NFL head coaches, Steve Spagnuolo, St. Louis Rams Ron Rogerson at the College Football Data Warehouse
15. Gus Zitrides – Gregory G. Gus Zitrides was an American college football player and coach. He coached at Brown University in 1950 and compiled a 1–8 record, Zitrides also spent time as an assistant coach at Brown and Cornell University. He played as a guard at Dartmouth under Earl Blaik from 1936 to 1938, born to a family of Greek descent, Zitrides attended Central High School in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he played football from 1932 to 1935. Zitrides then attended Dartmouth College, where he played for the team as a guard from 1936 to 1938 under head coach Earl Blaik. He then served for three years as an assistant coach at Cornell University, after the War, Zitrides returned to his alma mater as a line coach in 1947 under head coach Rip Engle. Before the 1950 season, Engle left to take over at Penn State, Zitrides declined the offer because Brown University offered him the head coaching position. Doolittle elected to remain at Brown as Zitridess assistant, Zitrides was relieved after recording only one win to eight losses in his first season. After his coaching career, Zitrides entered government service in 1951 and he died in Langhorne, Pennsylvania on January 27,1987 at the age of 71. Manchester Central High School inducted him into its hall of fame in 1996