Bob Higgins

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Birthday
24, 1894
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 6, 1969 (74)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1894
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 6, 1969 (74)

About

Football coach and player who coached the Penn State Nittany Lions to the second unbeaten season in the school's history in 1947-48. He served as the head coach there for 19 years and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.

Before Fame

He was born in Corning, New York and attended Penn State from 1914 to 1916. He served in the U.S. military during World War I before returning to the school in 1919.

Trivia

He played tight end for the Canton Bulldogs in the National Football League in 1920 and 1921.

Family Life

His sister was famed birth control activist Margaret Sanger. He had children named Nancy, Virginia and Kevin.

Associated With

He and Joe Paterno are two of the most famous head football coaches in Penn State's history.