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Overview

Howard "Hopalong" Cassady

Date of birth
Mar 02, 1934

Ht: 5'10" Wt: 183 lbs.

Birthplace
Columbus, OH

Hometown
Columbus, OH

College
Ohio State University

High school
Buckeye Central

Summary
Howard Albert "Hopalong" Cassady (born March 2, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former college and professional American football running back. He was the Heisman Trophy winner of 1955 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979...
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Awards

Maxwell Award
NCAA D-I FBS

1955

Heisman Trophy
NCAA D-I FBS

1955

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (AP)
Ohio State Buckeyes Football
1954

Coaching career
Columbus ClippersFirst Base Coach, Assistant Coach
Started in the New York Yankees orginization in 1973.

Playing career
Detroit LionsHalfback, Punt Returner, Flanker, Kick Returner

Philadelphia EaglesKick Returner, Flanker, Split End

Cleveland BrownsHalfback, Kick Returner, Flanker

Consensus All-American in 1954 and 1955...scored 37 touchdowns in only 36 games and a pass was never completed on him as a defensive back...held many records... View more

Trivia
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979
  • Physical Conditioning Coach, New York Yankees, 1976-1981
  • Scout, New York Yankees, 1973-1975.
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Nicknames
Hopalong

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by rockinfish Oct 07, 2011
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Howard Cassady
Howard Cassady
by Dennis Kelley May 10, 2011
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Ohio State's Howard Cassady
Ohio State's Howard Cassady
by tm50 Apr 23, 2011
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Howard Cassady - Ohio State
Howard Cassady - Ohio State
by tm50 Mar 24, 2011
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Hopalong Cassady (Columbus Clippers) and Jim Tressel (4-3-2003).jpg
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel throws out the first "football" to 1955 Heisman Trophy winner Hopalong Cassady on April 3, 2003 to open the Clippers season.
by thesemers Dec 24, 2010
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Cam Newton Wins Auburn's Third Heisman Trophy
Cam Newton became Auburn's third Heisman Trophy winner when the junior quarterback was named the recipient of the 76th Heisman Trophy Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. He joins Pat Sullivan (1971) and Bo Jackson (1985) as Auburn players...
Auburn-University Athletics Department, Dec 12, 2010
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by thesemers Oct 23, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Edited the personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady.
  • Changed "Physical Conditioning Coach, New York Yankees, 1976-1981" to "Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979" in trivia.
  • Added nicknames: "Hopalong"
by Andy26399 Oct 12, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Edited the personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady.
  • Added trivia: "Legend has it that he was selected to the Catholic All-American Team in 1955 until informed that he wasn't Catholic"
by Andy26399 Oct 12, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Edited the personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady.
  • Changed "Spring Training Coach, New Youk Yankees, 1981-1991." to "Spring Training Coach, New York Yankees, 1981-1991." in trivia.
  • Added trivia: "Legend has it that he was selected to the Catholic All-American Team in 1955 until informed that he wasn't Catholic"
by thesemers Sep 19, 2010
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by thesemers Sep 19, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Removed Howard "Hopalong" Cassady from the 2004 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Role was First Base Coach.
Edited the career summary for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady.
  • Changed player career summary for Ohio State Buckeyes Football
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    "Cassady won the Heisman trophy in 1955, and was selected as a consensus All-American in 1954 and 1955. Cassady scored 37 touchdowns in only 36 games, and he was also a very good defensive back—a pass was never completed on him in his career at OSU. Cassady held many records while at Ohio State, including the career rushing record (2,466 yards) which Jim Otis broke in 1969, the career all-purpose yards record (4,403 yards) until he was surpassed by the great Archie Griffin in 1974, and the scoring record (222 points) broken by Pete Johnson in 1975."
    to:
    "Consensus All-American in 1954 and 1955...scored 37 touchdowns in only 36 games and a pass was never completed on him as a defensive back...held many records while at Ohio State, including the career rushing record (2,466 yards), career all-purpose yards record (4,403 yards) and the scoring record (222 points)"
by DaMan Jul 01, 2010
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Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
by mlsekeres Jun 05, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1992 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
by mlsekeres Apr 18, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1955 Ohio State Buckeyes Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 40.
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by mlsekeres Mar 01, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Edited the personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady.
  • Added trivia: "Spring Training Coach, New Youk Yankees, 1981-1991."
  • Added trivia: "Physical Conditioning Coach, New York Yankees, 1976-1981"
  • Added trivia: "Scout, New York Yankees, 1973-1975."
by mlsekeres Feb 28, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1979 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to Assistant Coach.
by mlsekeres Feb 21, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1993 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1994 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1995 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1996 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1997 Columbus Clippers team roster.
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Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1998 Columbus Clippers team roster.
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Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 1999 Columbus Clippers team roster.
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Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 2000 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 2001 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 2002 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 2003 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Added Howard "Hopalong" Cassady to the 2004 Columbus Clippers team roster.
  • Set role to First Base Coach.
Edited the career summary for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady.
  • Removed player career summary for Detroit Lions:
    "First base coach, Columbus Clippers, 1980's"
  • Added coach career summary for Columbus Clippers:
    "Started in the New York Yankees orginization in 1973."
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by mlsekeres Feb 21, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Edited the personal notes for Howard "Hopalong" Cassady.
  • Added trivia: "First Base Coach, Columbus Clippers, 1980's"
  • Removed "First Base Coach, Columbus Clippers, 1980's" from where are they now.
by roheblius Feb 10, 2010
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