Eddie Cochems

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Birthday
4, 1877
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Apr 9, 1953 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1877
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Apr 9, 1953 (76)

About

Coach of St. Louis University football who was the first one to embrace the forward pass as a regular part of the offense.

Before Fame

He took over in 1906 as head coach of St. Louis during the same season college football for the first time allowed the forward pass, and on September 5 that very year the first college football forward pass was thrown.

Trivia

Despite his tireless promotion for the forward pass and a ball more aerodynamically shaped, the play did not catch on right away.

Family Life

He was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, one of 11 children, including seven brothers, in the family.

Associated With

Knute Rockne at Notre Dame was the first major adopter of his forward pass techniques.