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Date of birth: June 8, 1901
Place of birth: Chillicothe, Ohio
Date of death: August 23, 1960(1960-08-23) (aged 59)
Career information
Position(s): End
Organizations
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Edward Hunsinger (June 8, 1901 – August 23, 1960)[1] was an All-American end at the University of Notre Dame. He played for the Fighting Irish from 1922 until 1924, alongside the famed Four Horsemen. However, he also was involved with the Irish All-Stars 1925 exhibition game against the Pottsville Maroons, which led to the Maroons being stripped of the 1925 NFL Championship. During his time at Notre Dame, Hunsinger was a member of the "Seven Mules" line. He never played football prior to his time with the Irish.

Also in 1925, Hunsinger was signed on to play professional football for the Waterbury/Hartford Blues, which were later members of the National Football League in 1926. However, by 1926, he was playing for the Brooklyn Horsemen of the first American Football League.

During the mid-1930s Hunsinger was an ends coach at Fordham University, where he moved Vince Lombardi from end to guard. He later left the school to coach at Niagara College. He later described that the toughest games he ever played in were against United States Military Academy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1969 - 1960 Pro Football Necrology List". Pro Football Deaths 1960. Oldest Living Pro Football Players. 2012. Archived from the original on 2016-02-19. https://web.archive.org/web/20160219213752/http://www.oldestlivingprofootball.com/19691960necrology.htm. Retrieved 2012-05-18.

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