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1. American football – The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, or else they turn over the football to the opposing team, if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the teams end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponents goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins, American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sports of association football and rugby football. The first game of American football was played on November 6,1869, during the latter half of the 1870s, colleges playing association football switched to the Rugby Union code, which allowed carrying the ball. American football as a whole is the most popular sport in the United States, Professional football and college football are the most popular forms of the game, with the other major levels being high school and youth football. As of 2012, nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually, almost all of them men, in the United States, American football is referred to as football. The term football was established in the rulebook for the 1876 college football season. The terms gridiron or American football are favored in English-speaking countries where other codes of football are popular, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, American football evolved from the sports of association football and rugby football. What is considered to be the first American football game was played on November 6,1869 between Rutgers and Princeton, two college teams, the game was played between two teams of 25 players each and used a round ball that could not be picked up or carried. It could, however, be kicked or batted with the feet, hands, head or sides, Rutgers won the game 6 goals to 4. Collegiate play continued for years in which matches were played using the rules of the host school. Representatives of Yale, Columbia, Princeton and Rutgers met on October 19,1873 to create a set of rules for all schools to adhere to. Teams were set at 20 players each, and fields of 400 by 250 feet were specified, Harvard abstained from the conference, as they favored a rugby-style game that allowed running with the ball. An 1875 Harvard-Yale game played under rugby-style rules was observed by two impressed Princeton athletes and these players introduced the sport to Princeton, a feat the Professional Football Researchers Association compared to selling refrigerators to Eskimos. Princeton, Harvard, Yale and Columbia then agreed to play using a form of rugby union rules with a modified scoring system. These schools formed the Intercollegiate Football Association, although Yale did not join until 1879, the introduction of the snap resulted in unexpected consequences. Prior to the snap, the strategy had been to punt if a scrum resulted in bad field position, however, a group of Princeton players realized that, as the snap was uncontested, they now could hold the ball indefinitely to prevent their opponent from scoring. In 1881, both teams in a game between Yale-Princeton used this strategy to maintain their undefeated records, each team held the ball, gaining no ground, for an entire half, resulting in a 0-0 tie
2. University of Virginia – The University of Virginia, frequently referred to simply as Virginia, is a public research university and the flagship for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 1819 by Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson, UVA is known for its foundations, student-run honor code. UNESCO designated UVA as Americas first and only collegiate World Heritage Site in 1987, the university was established in 1819, and its original governing Board of Visitors included Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe was the sitting President of the United States at the time of its foundation, former Presidents Jefferson and Madison were UVAs first two rectors and the Academical Village and Jefferson conceived and designed the original courses of study. The universitys research endeavors are highly recognized, in 2015, Science honored UVA faculty for discovering two of its top 10 annual scientific breakthroughs, from the fields of Medicine and Psychology. UVA is one of 62 institutions in the Association of American Universities and it is the only AAU member university in Virginia. UVA is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation, the university was the first non-founding member, and the first university of the American South, to attain AAU membership in 1904. UVAs academic strength is broad, with 121 majors across the eight undergraduate, students compete in 26 collegiate sports and UVA leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in mens NCAA team national championships with 17. UVA is second in womens NCAA titles with 7, UVA was awarded the Capital One Cup in 2015 after fielding the top overall mens athletics programs in the nation. Students come to attend the university in Charlottesville from all 50 states and 147 countries, the historic 1, 682-acre campus is internationally protected by UNESCO and considered one of the most beautiful collegiate grounds in the country. UVA additionally maintains 2,913 acres southeast of the city, the university also manages the College at Wise in Southwest Virginia, and until 1972 operated George Mason University and the University of Mary Washington in Northern Virginia. In 1817, three Presidents and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Marshall joined 24 other dignitaries at a meeting held in the Mountain Top Tavern at Rockfish Gap, after some deliberation, they selected nearby Charlottesville as the site of the new University of Virginia. Farmland just outside Charlottesville was purchased from James Monroe by the Board of Visitors as Central College, the school laid its first buildings cornerstone late in that same year, and the Commonwealth of Virginia chartered the new university on January 25,1819. John Hartwell Cocke collaborated with James Madison, Monroe, and Joseph Carrington Cabell to fulfill Jeffersons dream to establish the university, Cocke and Jefferson were appointed to the building committee to supervise the construction. The universitys first classes met on March 7,1825, another innovation of the new university was that higher education would be separated from religious doctrine. Jefferson opined to philosopher Thomas Cooper that a professorship of theology should have no place in our institution, Jefferson was intimately involved in the university to the end, hosting Sunday dinners at his Monticello home for faculty and students until his death. Thus, he eschewed mention of his accomplishments, such as the Louisiana Purchase. This was a source of frustration for Jefferson, who assembled the students during the schools first year, on October 3,1825, to such behavior
3. Westley Abbott – Charles Westley Abbott was an American football coach and lawyer. He served as the football coach at the University of Virginia for one season in 1901. Abbott graduated Yale University in 1899 and from New York Law School in 1901 and he practiced law in New York City as a member of law firm of Littlefield, Abbott, and Marshall. He died at his home on the Upper East Side in New York City on June 26,1941, Westley Abbott at the College Football Data Warehouse Westley Abbott at Find a Grave
4. Earl Abell – Tuffy Abell was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a tackle at Colgate University and he later returned to Colgate as an assistant coach in 1925, and took over the head coaching job in 1928. He spent the 1929 and 1930 football seasons as coach of the University of Virginia Cavaliers football team. He attended Portage High School in Portage, Wisconsin, Abell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as player in 1973. Abell was the 13th head football coach for the Virginia Military Institute Keydets located in Lexington, Virginia and his career coaching record at VMI was 4 wins,4 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him 24th at VMI in total wins and 16th at VMI in winning percentage, Abell was the 22nd head football coach for the Colgate University Raiders located in the Village of Hamilton in Madison County, New York and he held that position for the 1928 season. His overall coaching record at Colgate was 6 wins,3 losses and this ranks him 17th at Colgate in terms of total wins and tenth at Colgate in terms of winning percentage. Born in Portage, Wisconsin, Abell attended Colgate University, where he became a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Abell was married and had three children. He worked for the American Can Company upon retiring from coaching and he died of a heart attack on May 26,1956. Note, In the 1918 season, Abell served as a co-coach alongside Mose Goodman, Earl Abell at the College Football Hall of Fame Earl Abell at the College Football Data Warehouse Earl Abell & Mose Goodman at the College Football Data Warehouse
5. Gregg Brandon – Gregg Brandon is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the football coach at the Colorado School of Mines. Previous to that, he was the coordinator at New Mexico State University. He also spent two years as the coordinator at the University of Wyoming and was offensive coordinator for the Virginia Cavaliers for the duration of the 2009 season. Brandon had previously been an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Bowling Green under head coach Urban Meyer before Meyer left for the University of Utah in 2003, Brandon played football at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He went on to compete at the level as both a defensive back and wide receiver at Colorado Mesa University and University of Northern Colorado. He graduated from Northern Colorado in 1978 with a degree in education. Brandon began his career as head football coach at Ellicott High School. He spent three seasons there before joining the ranks at Weber State University, under Mike Price. He coached the ends and special teams in his first four seasons, the linebackers in his fifth year. In 1987 was then named coach at Wyoming, where he worked the next four years. During his tenure with head coach Paul Roach, the Cowboys posted a 35–15 record, including a 16–0 run in Western Athletic Conference play in 1987 and 1988, and played in three bowls. In 1991, he returned to the state of Utah, where he coached the linebackers for one season at Utah State, the following year, Brandon joined the Northwestern staff as receivers coach. He was also Northwesterns recruiting coordinator for his last two seasons there, in his seven seasons at Northwestern, Brandon assembled an extremely talented group of receivers, including DWayne Bates, the second all-time leading receiver in Big Ten history. Bates was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award and an All-America candidate, Brandon joined the Falcons as an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator following the 2000 season under head coach Urban Meyer. Following Meyers departure to Utah in 2002, Gregg Brandon was named the 16th head football coach in Bowling Greens history, in his first season as Bowling Greens head coach, Brandon lead the Falcons to an 11–3 record, a national ranking. And an appearance in the 2003 MAC Championship Game, where they lost the Miami RedHawks at Doyt Perry Stadium, the Falcons were invited to a bowl game, defeating Northwestern, 28–24 at the Motor City Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The following season, Brandon went 9–3 including taking the Falcons to a second bowl game, defeating Memphis 52–35 at the 2004 GMAC Bowl in Mobile
6. Thomas J. Campbell (American football) – Thomas Joseph Campbell was an American banker and football player and coach. Campbell played football at Harvard University, from which he graduated in 1912, Campbell married Mildred Bell in 1920 in New York. From 1916 to 1919, Campbell served as the coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1917 to 1918, he served in the military during World War I while North Carolinas football program was suspended, in 1922, Campbell coached at the University of Virginia, tallying a mark of 4–4–1. Thomas J. Campbell at the College Football Data Warehouse
7. Burr Chamberlain – Chamberlain was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Yale University from 1896 to 1898 at the center, three times he was an All-American. He also coached football at the United States Military Academy, the University of Virginia, Chamberlain was born in Dalton, Massachusetts on August 21,1877. He died of an attack at his home in Bronxville. Burr Chamberlain at the College Football Data Warehouse
8. William C. "King" Cole – William Cutler King Cole was a college football player and coach. He played as a tackle and end for the University of Michigans 1902 Point-a-Minute championship football team and he played for an undefeated national championship team at Michigan in 1902 and was assistant coach to Fielding H. Yost for a second undefeated national championship team in 1904. He later became the football coach at Marietta College, University of Virginia. He led the Nebraska Cornhuskers to two Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships, Cole was born on October 7,1881 in Washington County, Ohio. He attended high school at Charlottesville, Virginia before enrolling at Marietta College in Ohio and he played three years of college football for Marietta before graduating in 1902. In the fall of 1902, Cole enrolled in the law school at the University of Michigan, while attending law school, Cole played football for Fielding H. Yosts Point-a-Minute football team in 1902. He was one of the stars of the 1902 Michigan Wolverines football team finished the season 11–0, outscored opponents 644 to 12. Cole started three games at tackle and four games at right end for the 1902 Wolverines. In addition, Cole played Centerfield on the 1903 Michigan Baseball team, Cole received his law degree in 1905. With the performance of Yosts Point-a-Minute teams, his players were in demand as coaches by universities hoping to reproduce Yosts success. Accordingly, Cole agreed to serve as the coach at Marietta College in 1903—even before completing his legal degree at Michigan. In 1904, he returned to Ann Arbor to complete his legal education, as Yosts assistant, Cole helped lead the Wolverines to another undefeated season and national championship in 1904. In January 1905, Cole agreed to be the football coach at the University of Virginia after graduating in the spring. He was hired at a salary of $1,800, Cole coached the Virginia team to a 5–4 record in 1905. After the season ended, Cole decided to leave coaching and begin his career as an attorney, after leaving Virginia at the end of the 1905 football season, Cole practiced law in Toledo, Ohio. In late August 1906, Cole was persuaded to return to Virginia to serve as coach for another season. In 1906, his Virginia football team improved its record to 7–2, in January 1907, Cole was hired by the University of Nebraska to take over as head coach of its football program. From 1907 to 1910, he coached at Nebraska and compiled a 25–8–3 record, Cole developed many strong players at Nebraska, and his Cornhuskers teams twice won the Missouri Valley Conference championship
9. Merritt Cooke Jr. – Merritt Todd Cooke Jr. was an American football player, coach, engineer, and banker. He served as the football coach at the University of Virginia in 1908. Cooke graduated from the University of Virginia in 1906 and he had played on the football team for four years, from 1903 to 1906. In 1910, Cooke was working as an electrical engineer, by 1921, Cooke had moved to Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania to work as an engineer for Baer, Cooke and Co. He was working as an investment banker in Philadelphia by 1931, Cooke died in 1967 after a long illness. Merritt Cooke Jr. at the College Football Data Warehouse
10. Mark D'Onofrio – Mark Emil DOnofrio, is an American college football coach and former professional player. He is currently the coordinator and inside linebackers coach for the University of Houston. DOnofrio played collegiately as a linebacker at Pennsylvania State University and thereafter was drafted by the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, DOnofrio played at the collegiate level with the Penn State Nittany Lions, where he was a team captain. In the 1992 NFL Draft, DOnofrio was selected in the round by the Green Bay Packers. He became a starter with the team season, however a severe injury would cause him to retire soon after. DOnofrios first coaching experience was as linebackers Coach at Saint Peters College, the next year he became a defensive assistant with the Georgia Bulldogs. From there he was a coach with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and tight ends, special teams. He joined the Temple Owls in 2006 as a defensive coordinator and he followed head coach Al Golden to the University of Miami in the same position he held at Temple for the Miami Hurricanes football team in December 2010. Al Golden came to Coral Gables to replace Randy Shannon, on January 6,2017, DOnofrio was hired by the Houston Cougars as their defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach, beginning with the 2017 season. List of Green Bay Packers players Miami profile
11. Fred Dawson – Frederick Thomas Dawson was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the football coach at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Columbia University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Denver. Dawson also coached the team at Columbia during the 1918–19 season and baseball at Princeton University in 1918. Dawson was born to Sylvester and Elizabeth Peers Dawson, the 11th of 12 children, Dawson was a 1910 graduate of Princeton University. Health problems eventually forced Dawson to leave the coaching field, after retiring from coaching, he became an industrial psychologist and a well known public speaker. Dawson died on August 18,1965 at a hospital in Omaha, table references Fred Dawson at the College Football Data Warehouse
12. John de Saulles – John Gerard Longer de Saulles was an American football player and coach, real estate broker, and businessman whose murder by his millionaire wife led to a widely reported trial. He became a star quarterback and captain of the Yale Universitys varsity team of 1901, in 1902 he was appointed as head football coach at the University of Virginia, where he compiled an 8–1–1 record in one season. While there, the 32-year-old de Saulles met 16-year-old Chilean heiress Blanca Errázuriz and they were soon engaged and on December 14,1911 he married her at the English Catholic Church, in Paris, France. The married couple settled in New York City, where he became a partner of the real estate firm Heckscher & de Saulles. He participated very actively in the 1912 presidential election, where de Saulles organised 72,000 college men for Wilson, the evidence was flimsy at best and after a few days in jail, Valentinos bail was lowered from $10,000 to $1,500. The scandal was well publicized along with the trial and Valentino felt degraded, no one would hire him and his old friends would no longer talk to him. Blanca seemed to not even thank him for his testimony and she had legal claims over the custody of their son, since she and her husband had been given shared-custody over him, but de Saulles refused to acknowledge the courts decision. She arrived at The Box shortly after 8 PM, and found de Saulles sitting in the porch of the house and they started to argue, and she pointed a gun at his head demanding he immediately hand over the child to her. When he tried to disarm her, she shot him five times and he was rushed to the Nassau County Hospital, but died there at 10,20 PM of his injuries. In the meantime, she awaited at the house for the arrival of the police and she was charged with murder in the first degree and imprisoned in the Nassau County Jail at Mineola, New York, leading to a sensational trial. The widely reported case went on for months, relegating the First World War that was raging in Europe to the pages of the newspapers. Blanca Errázuriz was unanimously acquitted of the charges on December 1,1917 in what was called a popular verdict. After the trial, he moved to Hollywood, where he started his movie career. Years later he tried to contact her again, but she would neither respond his calls or agree to see him, Blanca Errázuriz, who later married and divorced from a Chilean businessman, lived until 1940, when she committed suicide. The case was the basis for the 1918 silent movie The Woman, the name De Saulles was changed to La Salle but the films opening credits admit to being based on the story. Producer William Fox wanted Miriam Cooper to play in the film, according to Cooper, people on the street would mistake her for Blanca De Saulles. It also helped that Raoul Walsh was her husband, WANTED TO GET HER SON I Am Glad I Did It, She Said, Because Father Had KeptBoy from Her. JOHN L. DE SAULLES SLAIN IN HIS HOME, mrs. De Saulless Kin On Way To New York
13. Jim Grobe – Jim Britt Grobe is an American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head coach at Baylor University. From 2001 to 2013, Grobe served as the head footballcoach at Wake Forest University. In 2006, he was named ACC Coach of the Year by a vote and AP Coach of the Year for coaching Wake Forest to an 11–2 regular season. Grobe earned his degree in education from the University of Virginia in 1975 and earned a masters degree in guidance. As a player at Virginia in 1973 and 1974, Grobe played middle guard and he was a two-year starter for the Virginia Cavaliers and was named Academic All-ACC. Before enrolling at Virginia, Grobe spent two seasons with Ferrum College, then known as Ferrum Junior College, where he played linebacker on the undefeated Coastal Conference championship team, Grobe earned the Catlin Citizenship Award and the Big Green Award. In the fall of 2002, Grobe was inducted into the Ferrum College Hall of Fame, in 2006, Grobe led Wake Forest to a school record 11 wins with a perfect 6–0 road record. His Wake Forest team also won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship by virtue of defeating Georgia Tech, 9–6, the Demon Deacons earned their first trip to a BCS bowl game and played Louisville in the Orange Bowl. Grobe was named the ACC Coach of the Year, receiving 80 out of 80 votes from the leagues media, Grobe was also awarded the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award and the AP Coach of the Year in 2006. On February 27,2007, Grobe signed a 10-year contract extension through 2016, Grobe resigned from Wake Forest on December 2,2013. On May 30,2016, Grobe was hired as Baylors head coach for the 2016 season, Coach Grobe led the Baylor Bears to their 7th consecutive bowl game, the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl in Arizona. Baylor entered the game as underdogs to the Boise St Broncos. Grobe and his wife Holly have two sons, Matt and Ben, and three grandchildren, Matt was named Head Coach of the Mens Golf Team at Marshall University in 2012. Ben is Assistant Director of Football Operations at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
14. Al Groh – Al Groh is an American football analyst and former player and coach. He served as the football coach at Wake Forest University from 1981 to 1986 and at the University of Virginia from 2001 to 2009. Groh was also the coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League for one season, in 2000. He last coached as the coordinator for Georgia Tech in 2012. Groh is currently a football analyst for ESPN. Groh is a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, born in New York City, Groh is a native of Manhasset, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. He is a 1962 graduate of Chaminade High School, where he played on Chaminades undefeated, untied 1961 football team under coach Joe Thomas, Groh attended the University of Virginia and played on the Virginia Cavaliers football team from 1963 to 1965, lettering at defensive end in 1965. A two-sport athlete, He also lettered on defense for the Cavalier lacrosse team and he is a 1967 graduate of the University of Virginias McIntire School of Commerce. Throughout his career, Groh has been a friend and protégé of Bill Parcells, Groh was an assistant under Parcells in two Super Bowls, including a 1990 Super Bowl XXV victory with the New York Giants and a 1996 loss in Super Bowl XXXI with the New England Patriots. Groh began his coaching career in 1968 as the defensive coach of the plebe squad at Army. Groh returned to Virginia in 1970 as head coach of the freshmen team, from 1973 through 1977, he was an assistant at North Carolina, followed by a year as Parcells’ defensive coordinator at Air Force and a year at Texas Tech in 1980. Groh received his first head coach experience with Wake Forest from 1981 through 1986 where his record was 26–40. In 1987, Groh made his NFL debut as the special teams, after a brief return to the college ranks in 1988 as the offensive coordinator for South Carolina, Groh joined the New York Giants coaching staff. He served as the Giants’ linebackers coach from 1989 to 1990, groh’s expertise in linebackers led to Bill Belichick hiring him as an assistant with the Cleveland Browns in 1992. Groh then reunited with Parcells in New England from 1993 to 1996 as the defensive coordinator, Groh served as Head Coach of the New York Jets for the 2000 season, resigning after one year to pursue the job at his alma mater, University of Virginia. At Virginia, Groh became known for his implementing a 3-4 defense, rare for college football, after a 5–7 record in 2001, Groh led Virginia to four consecutive winning seasons and three bowl victories before another 5–7 campaign in 2006. He was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2007, Grohs first year as Virginia’s head coach contained struggles both on and off the field. Both Groh and the President of the University, John T. Casteen III, subsequent to the 2001 season, Groh was selected as the defensive head coach of the Gray team in the 64th Annual Blue-Gray Football Classic, Al Golden joined Groh on the Gray teams coaching staff
15. Archie Hahn – Charles Archibald Archie Hahn was an American track athlete and one of the best sprinters in the early 20th century. Louis, which was attended by European athletes. In the first event at those Games, the 60 m, Hahn benefited from his start and won, making him a favorite for the remaining events he was entered in. His run in the 200 m final delivered him the gold, in his third event, he again outclassed the field, thus winning all sprint events. In 1906, the Milwaukee Meteor repeated his Olympic 100 m victory in Athens, a feat not equalled until 1988, after his running career, Hahn became a coach and wrote the classic book How to Sprint. At Virginia he led the Cavaliers to 12 state championships in 13 years and he died in 1955, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hahn was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1959 and he was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1984 and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1991. Archie Hahn at the College Football Data Warehouse Virginia Sports Hall of Fame profile USATF profile dataOlympics profile
16. Ralph Heikkinen – Ralph Isaac “Hike” Heikkinen was an All-American guard for the University of Michigan Wolverines football team from 1936 to 1938. He was a consensus All-American in 1938, the first player from the Gogebic Range area of Michigans Upper Peninsula to win the honor and his exploits were widely reported in the Upper Peninsula press, where he became a local hero. He played professional football in the National Football League with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939, from 1940 to 1944, he was the line coach for the Virginia Cavaliers football team while attending the University of Virginia School of Law at the same time. After practicing law in New York for a time, he spent a year as a line coach, after leaving Marquette, Heikkinen worked as executive secretary and attorney for Studebaker-Packard Corporation. He later joined the staff at General Motors, retiring in 1978 after 20 years of service in GM’s legal department. Heikkinen also helped initiate and implement a corporation-wide alcohol treatment and education program at General Motors. Born in Hancock, Michigan in Michigans Upper Peninsula, Heikkinen was the son of Finnish immigrants, and grew up in Ramsay, Michigan, heikkinens father, Jacob Heikkinen, was a “noted organist” who played at St. Paul’s Finnish Lutheran Church. He attended A. D. Johnston High School, in Bessemer, as a junior in 1933, Heikkinen was elected president of the student council. Heikkinen was a student who graduated with high honors student. When a new library opened in Bessemer in 1934, Heikkinen was the first person to check out a book, A. B. Demille’s “Three English Comedies. ”He was also an officer in the schools ROTC program, and received honors for his participation in the high school’s military, athletics and student affairs programs. Despite weighing only 145 pounds, Heikkinen won a spot on his school football team. Local papers reported that Heikkinen’s line play during high school was marked by hard tackling and blocking, during his junior season in 1934, Coach Reihsen recalled Heikkinen played every minute of every game. Coach Reihnsens team was known as the “Speed Boys, ”, in November 1934, Coach Reihsen took Heikkinen to Minneapolis to attend his first Big Ten football game, the Little Brown Jug match between Michigan and Minnesota. Reihsen recalled that, after the game, Heikkinen said, “Some day I’m going to play in this stadium. ”In July 1926, Ralph is a very good student, he ranked third in scholastic standings in a class of 128. Heikkinen was also a guard on the B. H. S. Football team for two years and he intends to try out for the Wolverine freshman squad this fall. ”The scholarship was renewed from year to year, to supplement his income, Heikkinen worked eight-hour days in a Fort Dearborn plant during his freshman year. The president of the Gogebic Range U-M Alumni Club later recalled that Heikkinen won his scholarship by passing a competitive examination, of those receiving scholarships, Heikkinen was credited with the finest all around record of any undergraduate among the alumni scholarship students. When Heikkinen graduated from school, he weighed only 155 pounds and was thought too light to play Big Ten football
17. Hammond Johnson – Edward Hammond Johnson was an American football player and coach of football and baseball. He served as the football coach at the University of Virginia for one season in 1907. Johnson was also the baseball coach at the University of Georgia for one season in 1908. Johnson was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1904. Johnson died near Cochem, Germany while stationed during World War I of apoplexy in 1919 and he and Ira Branch Johnson were brothers. Hammond Johnson at the College Football Data Warehouse
18. John Kellison – John Snowden Kellison was a professional football player in the National Football League with the Canton Bulldogs and the Toledo Maroons. He also was a director at Marietta College as well as Washington & Jefferson College. He later became the coach for William and Marys football and basketball teams. In the 1940s he was an assistant coach, under Greasy Neale, John joined the Bulldogs in 1915 along with Greasy Neale, whom Kellison served under as an assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan. So for their first few years with the Bulldogs, Kellison took the name Keller, during his time in Canton Kellison and the Bulldogs won three Ohio League championships, in 1916,1917 and 1919. After his playing days, Kellison became the director at Marietta College. He resigned from the position at Marietta to become the director at Washington & Jefferson College in 1921. He later became the coach for the William & Mary Tribe mens basketball team from 1929 to 1934. During his first stint as coach, William & Mary had not yet joined any athletic conference, in 1936 the Tribe became a member school of the Southern Conference, so Kellisons second tenure saw him lead W&M to a 4–17 conference record. For his cumulative coaching record, Kellison finished at 4–17 in conference. His 67. 9% winning percentage is second all-time to Bernard E. Wilson for William & Mary coaches with at least 100 games coached, Kellison was also the head coach for the William & Mary football team from 1931 to 1934, compiling a 21–17–2 record. In 1942 John was made an assistant coach, by Neale and he was fired along with Neale after the 1950 season. Kellison became an assistant football coach for Washington & Lee in 1952, John Kellison at Pro-Football-Reference. com John Kellison at the College Football Data Warehouse
19. Bill Lazor – William V. Lazor is an American football coach and former college player who is the quarterbacks coach for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Lazor has previously served as the coach for the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks. He played college football as a quarterback for Cornell University from 1991 to 1993, Lazor played football at Cornell before graduating in 1994. He was a starting quarterback and graduated with 26 passing. Lazor entered the NFL coaching ranks in 2003 under head coach Dan Reeves as the Atlanta Falcons offensive quality control coach, Lazor spent four seasons with the Washington Redskins, two of which were spent as the quarterbacks coach for legendary head coach Joe Gibbs. During the 2004 and 2005 seasons, Lazor served as an offensive assistant, Lazor coached quarterbacks for two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks under head coaches Mike Holmgren and Jim Mora, Jr. On January 28,2010, Lazor was officially announced as the new offensive coordinator of the University of Virginia Cavaliers, on January 29,2013, Lazor accepted a position with the Philadelphia Eagles as the quarterbacks coach, coaching alongside Chip Kelly. On January 15,2014, Lazor was named coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. He was fired on November 30,2015, on January 18,2016, Lazor was named quarterback coach for the Cincinnati Bengals, replacing recently promoted Ken Zampese. Lazor earned his bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell in 1994 and he is married to wife Nicole, with whom he has a son, Nolan, and two daughters, Marin and Charlotte