Mount Union Purple Raiders football players

Posted May 31, 2011
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  1. E. J. Stewart
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    E. J. Stewart

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    Edward James "Doc" Stewart (January 26, 1877 – November 18, 1929) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He was also the founder, and player-coach of the Massillon Tigers professional football team.


  2. Paul Bixler
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    Paul Bixler

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    Paul O. Bixler (January 25, 1907 – November 18, 1985) was an American football player, coach, and administrator and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Ohio State University for one season in 1946 and at Colgate University from 1947 to 1951, compiling a career record of 18–30–4. Bixler was also the head basketball coach at the University of Akron (1936–1939) and Colgate (1939–1941), tallying a mark of 52–27. He later served as director of player personnel for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).


  3. Dom Capers
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    Dom Capers

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    Ernest Dominic "Dom" Capers (born August 7, 1950) is an American football coach. He is the current defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Capers served as the head coach for the NFL's Carolina Panthers from 1995 and 1998 and for the Houston Texans from 2002 to 2005. He is the only person to serve two different NFL expansion teams as their inaugural head coach.


  4. Frank Lauterbur
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    Frank Lauterbur

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    Francis Xavier Lauterbur (August 8, 1925 – November 20, 2013) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Toledo from 1963 to 1970 and at the University of Iowa from 1971 to 1973, compiling a career college football record of 52–60–3. Lauterbur was also an assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL).


  5. Mike Sirianni
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    Mike Sirianni

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    Mike Sirianni (born March 22, 1972) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach for Washington & Jefferson College is Washington, Pennsylvania, a position he has held since the 2003 season after succeeding Pittsburgh Steelers great John Banaszak. Sirianni has compiled a record of 101–24 in 11 seasons as head coach. Sirianni's winning percentage of .846 is second best among active head coaches with at least five years of experience in NCAA football, trailing only that of Mount Union coach Larry Kehres, for whom he played. In his first 11 years of coaching at Washington & Jefferson, he won PAC Coach of the Year five times.


  6. Jim Ballard
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    Jim Ballard

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    James "Jim" Ballard (born April 16, 1972) is a former American football quarterback.


  7. Nate Kmic
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    Nate Kmic

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    Nate Kmic is an American football running back for the Mount Union College Purple Raiders football team. Kmic graduated from Pike-Delta-York High School in Ohio. In his career, he set rushing records for both NCAA Division III as well as the NCAA all-division record.


  8. Dick Crum (American football)
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    Dick Crum (American football)

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    Dick Crum (born April 29, 1934) is a former American football player and coach. He served as head coach at Miami University (1974–1977), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1978–1987), and Kent State University (1988–1990), compiling a career college football record of 113–77–4. Crum is a 1957 graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio and received a masters degree from Case Western Reserve University.


  9. LeRoy Sprankle
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    LeRoy Sprankle

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    LeRoy Sprankle (June 11, 1894 – September 25, 1972) was a high school sports coach and athletics advocate in Eastern Tennessee and South Florida. Often referred to as the "Father of East Tennessee Sports", he had several notable accomplishments during his tenured career including: helping to standardize high school officiating in the state of Tennessee, pioneering interstate and international high school sports competition, and most notably, coaching several would-be prominent figures in American and sports history.


  10. Cecil Shorts III
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    Cecil Shorts III

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    Cecil Carlon Shorts III (born December 22, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He attended Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and later the University of Mount Union where he played for the Mount Union Purple Raiders football team. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.


  11. Wilmer Fleming
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    Wilmer Fleming

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    Clarence Wilmer Fleming (September 30, 1901 – March 13, 1969) was a professional football player who spent a year in the National Football League with the Canton Bulldogs in 1925. Prior to joining the NFL, Fleming played college football at Mount Union College, located in Alliance, Ohio.


  12. Dale R. Sprankle
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    Dale R. Sprankle

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    Dale R. Sprankle (August 4, 1898 – November 11, 1963) was a sports coach and athletic director at both Adrian College and Albion College in Michigan. Over the course of his 35-year career, Sprankle won 23 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) conference championships in four sports, making him one of the winningest coaches in that conference's history.


  13. Larry Kehres
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    Larry Kehres

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    Larry Kehres (born September 7, 1949) is a college athletics administrator and former American football player and coach. He is the athletic director at the University of Mount Union, formerly known as Mount Union College, in Alliance, Ohio. Kehres was the head football coach at Mount Union for 27 seasons, from 1986 through the 2012 season. In May 2013, Kehres retired with a record of 332–24–3 as head coach of the Mount Union Purple Raiders football team, and a winning percentage of .929, the highest in college football history. Kehres also has the most national titles (11: 1993, 1996–1998, 2000–2002, 2005–2006, 2008, 2012), conference titles (23), and unbeaten regular seasons (21) of any coach in college football history. His Purple Raiders set the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football record for most consecutive victories with 55, running from 2000 to 2003. He was succeeded as head football coach by his son, Vince.


  14. Jason Candle
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    Jason Candle (born November 12, 1979) is an American football coach who is the incoming head coach at the University of Toledo. He had been an assistant at Toledo since 2009, and at Mount Union before that. Candle played wide receiver at Mount Union and Geneva.


  15. Kevin Burke (American football)
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    Kevin Burke (American football)

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    Kevin Burke (born February 24, 1993) is an American football quarterback.


  16. Vince Kehres
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    Vince Kehres

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    Vincent G. "Vince" Kehres (born February 1976) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at the University of Mount Union, a position he has held since 2013.


  17. Jasper Collins
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    Jasper Collins (born November 28, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for Mount Union. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent hours after the 2013 NFL Draft. After being let go, he became a member of the Cleveland Browns, Dolphins, and Pittsburgh Steelers practice squads before being signed by the Bengals in 2014.


  18. Kyle Miller (American football)
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    Kyle Miller (born April 18, 1988) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Mount Union. Miller has also played for the Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, and San Diego Chargers. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Mark Miller.


  19. Matt Campbell (American football coach)
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    Matt Campbell (American football coach)

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    Matt Campbell (born November 29, 1979) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Toledo, a position he assumed in December 2011. Campbell is the second youngest coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision.


  20. Kurt Rocco
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    Kurt Rocco (born October 8, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent.


  21. Erik Raeburn
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    Erik Raeburn

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    Erik Raeburn (born June 19, 1971) is an American football coach. He is currently the head football coach at Wabash College, a position he has held since 2008. Raeburn was the head football coach at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 2000 to 2007, where his teams compiled a 57–26 record and won the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship three times.


  22. Harry March
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    Harry March

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    Harry Addison March (died June 10, 1940) was an early football historian and promoter, as well as a medical doctor. He also helped organize the National Football League and well as the second American Football League. March is also credited with convincing Tim Mara to purchase an NFL franchise for New York City, which is still in existence today as the New York Giants. He finally wrote one of the first books on the history of the professional game: Pro Football: Its Ups and Downs in 1934. Dr. March is known as the "Father of Professional Football."


  23. Pierre Garcon
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    Pierre Garcon

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    Pierre Andre Garçon (/piˈɛər ɡɑːrˈsn/; born August 8, 1986) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Norwich University and Mount Union College, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.




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