Cap Edwards
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1888-09-05)September 5, 1888
Place of birth: South Bend, Indiana
Date of death: November 23, 1944(1944-11-23) (aged 56)
Place of death: South Bend, Indiana
Career information
College: Notre Dame
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Canton Bulldogs ( 1920 1921)
 As coach:
* Canton Bulldogs ( 1921)
Career highlights and awards
* NFL champion ( 1924)
Stats at

Howard Eugene "Cap" Edwards (September 5, 1888 – November 23, 1944) was a National Football League coach and player in American football's earliest years. In the early 20th century, football in America was just beginning to catch on, with professional teams popping up in numerous cities, and at the time college football was more popular.[1]

Edwards attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he played football as an guard. His professional coaching career was short-lived, but nonetheless noteworthy as he coached in the pioneering days of football with such greats as Jim Thorpe and Guy Chamberlin. He first coached the Canton Bulldogs in 1921, which ended in a 5–2–3 record. In 1923 Edwards coached the Cleveland Indians, with a 3–1–3 record, followed by a 5–8–1 record as coach of the Cleveland Bulldogs.

Edwards also served as the head football coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia from 1910 to 1911.[2]


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