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{{Infobox gridiron football person
 
{{Infobox gridiron football person
 
|name=Hal Erickson
 
|name=Hal Erickson
|image=Harold Ingvald Alexander Eriksen (1898-1963).jpg
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|image=Harold Ingvald Alexander Eriksen (1898-1963).jpg
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|birth_date=10 March, 1898
|birth_date=10 March 1898
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|birth_place=[[Maynard, Minnesota]], [[United States]]
|birth_place=[[Maynard, Minnesota|Maynard]], [[Minnesota]], [[United States]]
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|death_date=27 January 1963
|death_date= {{dda|1963|01|27|1898|03|10}}
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|death_place=Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|death_place=[[Hennepin County, Minnesota|Hennepin County]], Minnesota, United States
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|College=[[St. Olaf College|St. Olaf]], [[Washington & Jefferson College]]
|College=[[St. Olaf College|St. Olaf]]<br>[[Washington & Jefferson College|Washington & Jefferson]]
 
 
|Position=[[Running Back]]
 
|Position=[[Running Back]]
|Height_ft=5
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|Weight_lbs=193
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|career_highlights =<nowiki></nowiki>
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|Awards=
* [[List of NFL champions|NFL champion]] ([[1925 Chicago Cardinals season|1925]])
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|Honors= Member of the 1925 [[National Football League|NFL]] Champion Chicago Cardinals
|playing_years=1923-1924<BR>1925-1928<BR>1929-1930
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|playing_teams=[[Milwaukee Badgers]]<BR>[[Arizona Cardinals|Chicago Cardinals]]<BR>[[Minneapolis Red Jackets]]
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|coaching_years =1924
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|years=1923-1924<BR>1925-1928<BR>1929-1930
|coaching_teams=[[Milwaukee Badgers]]
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|teams=[[Milwaukee Badgers]]<BR>[[Arizona Cardinals|Chicago Cardinals]]<BR>[[Minneapolis Red Jackets]]
 
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'''Harold Ingvald Alexander Erickson''' (March 10, 1898 &ndash; January 27, 1963) was an [[American football]] [[Back (American football)|back]] who played for three teams over eight seasons in the [[National Football League]], four with the [[Arizona Cardinals|Chicago Cardinals]], including the [[1925 Chicago Cardinals season|1925 NFL Champion team]].<ref>{{cite web| title =Hal Erickson| work = Pro-Football-Reference.com| publisher = Sports Reference LLC.| url =http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/E/EricHa20.htm}}</ref><ref>{{cite web| title =Hal Erickson | work = databaseFootball.com| publisher = databaseSports.com| url =http://databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=ERICKHAL01}}</ref><ref>{{cite web| title = Hal Erickson | work = NFL All-Time Players| publisher = NFL Enterprises LLC| url =http://www.nfl.com/players/halerickson/profile?id=ERI315966}}</ref>
 
   
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'''Harold Ingvald Alexander Erickson''' (March 10, 1898 &ndash; January 27, 1963) was an [[American football]] [[Back (sports)|back]] who played for three teams over eight seasons in the [[National Football League]], four with the [[Arizona Cardinals|Chicago Cardinals]], including the [[1925 Chicago Cardinals season|1925 NFL Champion team]].<ref>{{cite web| title =Hal Erickson| work = Pro-Football-Reference.com| publisher = Sports Reference LLC.| url =http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/E/EricHa20.htm}}</ref><ref>{{cite web| title =Hal Erickson | work = databaseFootball.com| publisher = databaseSports.com| url =http://databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=ERICKHAL01}}</ref><ref>{{cite web| title = Hal Erickson | work = NFL All-Time Players| publisher = NFL Enterprises LLC| url =http://www.nfl.com/players/halerickson/profile?id=ERI315966}}</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Harold Erickson was born and in [[Maynard, Minnesota]] on March 10, 1898 to Norweigian immigrant, the Reverend Michael Benjamin Eriksen (1867-1950) and his wife, first generation Norweigian-American Emma Gustava Eriksen (née Anderson) (1879-1940). Though he would be known as "Swede" during his football playing days, he was a full-blooded Norwegian-American. A stocky man, he stood 5' 9", and weighed 193 pounds. He served as a CPHM, or Chief Pharmacist's Mate in the US Navy during WWI. He participated in the [[1919 Rose Bowl]] as a member of the winning team, [[Naval Station Great Lakes|Great Lakes]] [[US Navy|Navy]] from [[Great Lakes, Illinois]]. A team that also included future [[Pro Football Hall of Fame]]rs [[George Halas]] and [[Paddy Driscoll]], who are also members of the [[NFL 1920s All-Decade Team]].<ref>{{cite book |title= The Great Lakes naval training station; a history |last= Buzzell |first= Francis |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2010 (originally published prior to 1923) |publisher= Nabu Press |location= Charleston, South Carolina |isbn= 978-1-171-75248-6 |page= |pages= 166–167 |url= http://books.google.com/books?id=sKtDAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA166&lpg=PA166&dq |accessdate= 8 November 2011}}</ref> Erickson also participated in the [[1922 Rose Bowl]] as a back for Washington and Jefferson, giving him the distinction of being the only man ever to play in two different Rose Bowls, with two different teams, without losing.<ref>{{Cite web| last = Campbell| first = Jim| title = The 1922 Rose Bowl: David v. Goliath| work = College Football Historical Society Newsletter| publisher = [[LA84 Foundation]]| date = August 2006| url = http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv19/CFHSNv19n4a.pdf| accessdate = 7 Feb 2012}}</ref>
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Harold Erickson was born and raised in [[Maynard, Minnesota]]. He was born on March 10, 1898 to the Norweigian immigrant, the Reverend Michael Benjamin Eriksen (1867-1950) and his wife, first generation Norweigian-American Emma Gustava Eriksen (1879-1940), whose maiden name was Anderson. Though he would be known as "Swede" during his football playing days, he was in fact a full-blooded Norwegian-American. A stocky man, he stood 5' 9", and weighed 193 pounds. He served as a CPHM, or Chief Pharmacist's Mate in the US Navy during WWI. He participated in the [[1919 Rose Bowl]] as a member of the winning team, [[Naval Station Great Lakes|Great Lakes]] [[US Navy|Navy]] from [[Great Lakes, Illinois]]. A team that also included future [[Pro Football Hall of Fame|Pro Football Hall of Famers]] [[George Halas]] and [[Paddy Driscoll]], who are also members of the [[NFL 1920s All-Decade Team]].<ref>{{cite book |title= The Great Lakes naval training station; a history |last= Buzzell |first= Francis |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2010 (originallly published prior to 1923) |publisher= Nabu Press |location= Charleston, South Carolina |isbn= 978-1-171-75248-6 |page= |pages= 166–167 |url= http://books.google.com/books?id=sKtDAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155&dq=Great+Lakes+Navy+Harold+Erickson&source=bl&ots=Iw_eBCwRqp&sig=fku5ae75fyZFq3NTV9Ppz9t6WPk&hl=en&ei=EaO5Tt7iKcKWiQKrr-HIBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Erickson&f=false |accessdate= 8 November 2011}}</ref>
   
He attended [[St. Olaf College]] during 1916-1917, and after completing his service in the US Navy in 1919, he attended [[Washington & Jefferson College]] where he excelled at football. After college, though undrafted, Erickson went professional, playing eight seasons in the National Football League (1923-1930), with the [[Milwaukee Badgers]], the [[Arizona Cardinals|Chicago Cardinals]], and the [[Minneapolis Red Jackets]]. In 1924 he played for, and was the headcoach of the Milwaukee Badgers, a team that included Pro Football Hall of Famer, and a member of the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team, [[Jimmy Conzelman]]. During the 1925 season Erickson scored 6 touchdowns (4 receiving and 2 rushing) for the [[1925 Chicago Cardinals season|NFL Champion Chicago Cardinals]] who were 11-2-1 that year. At the conclusion of the 1925 NFL season, Erickson joined future Pro Football Hall of Famer [[Red Grange]], and the Chicago Bears on their post-season [[Barnstorm (sports)|barnstorming tour]].<ref>{{cite book |title= The Galloping Ghost: Red Grange, an American Football Legend |last= Poole |first= Gary Andrew |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2008|publisher= Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|location= Boston |isbn=0-618-69163-4 |asin= B004AYCXNE |page= |pages= 186–187|url= http://books.google.com/books?id=BbYu7lMtwmwC&pg=PA187&dq=Harold+%22Swede%22+Erickson&hl=en&ei=_7O5TqPoMeTkiAKDu43tBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Harold%20%22Swede%22%20Erickson&f=false|accessdate= 8 November 2011}}</ref> He was a member of the 1928 Chicago Cardinals team that included [[United States|American]] sports legend, and Pro Football Hall of Famer [[Jim Thorpe]], also a member of the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.
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After completing his service in the US Navy, he attended [[St. Olaf College]], then [[Washington & Jefferson College]] where he excelled at football. After college, though undrafted, Erickson went professional, playing eight seasons in the National Football League (1923-1930), with the [[Milwaukee Badgers]], the [[Arizona Cardinals|Chicago Cardinals]], and the [[Minneapolis Red Jackets]]. In 1924 he played for, and was the headcoach of the Milwaukee Badgers, a team that included Pro Football Hall of Famer, and a member of the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team, [[Jimmy Conzelman]]. During the 1925 season Erickson scored 6 touchdowns (4 receiving and 2 rushing) for the [[1925 Chicago Cardinals season| NFL Champion Chicago Cardinals]] who were 11-2-1 that year. At the conclusion of the 1925 NFL season, Erickson joined future Pro Football Hall of Famer [[Red Grange]], and the Chicago Bears on their post-season [[Barnstorm (sports)|barnstorming tour]].<ref>{{cite book |title= The Galloping Ghost: Red Grange, an American Football Legend |last= Poole |first= Gary Andrew |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2008|publisher= Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|location= Boston |isbn=0618691634 |asin= B004AYCXNE |page= |pages= 186–187|url= http://books.google.com/books?id=BbYu7lMtwmwC&pg=PA187&dq=Harold+%22Swede%22+Erickson&hl=en&ei=_7O5TqPoMeTkiAKDu43tBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Harold%20%22Swede%22%20Erickson&f=false|accessdate= 8 November 2011}}</ref> He was a member of the 1928 Chicago Cardinals team that included [[United States|American]] sports legend, and Pro Football Hall of Famer [[Jim Thorpe]], also a member of the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.
   
 
He was married to Vera Mattocks (1906-1998) until his death on January 27, 1963. He is buried at [[Fort Snelling National Cemetery]] in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
He was married to Vera Mattocks (1906-1998) until his death on January 27, 1963. He is buried at [[Fort Snelling National Cemetery]] in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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[[Category:American football running backs]]
 
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[[Category:Milwaukee Badgers coaches]]
 
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