Heartley Anderson
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Biographical details
Born(1898-09-22)September 22, 1898
Calumet, Michigan
DiedApril 24, 1978(1978-04-24) (aged 79)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Playing career
Notre Dame
Chicago Bears
Cleveland Indians
Chicago Bears
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Notre Dame (assistant)
Saint Louis
Notre Dame (line)
Notre Dame
NC State
Michigan (line)
Detroit Lions (assistant)
Chicago Bears
Head coaching record
Overall34–34–4 (college)
24–12 (NFL)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
NFL 1920s All-Decade Team
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1974 (profile)

Heartley William "Hunk" Anderson (September 22, 1898 – April 24, 1978) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the Saint Louis University (1928–1929), University of Notre Dame (1931–1933), and North Carolina State University (1934–1936), compiling a career college football record of 34–34–4. From 1942 to 1945, Anderson was the head coach of the NFL's Chicago Bears, tallying a mark of 24–12.

From 1918 to 1921, Anderson played as a guard for the Notre Dame football team, under coach Knute Rockne. From 1922 to 1926, he played for the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Bears. In 1939, he coached for the Detroit Lions.

Anderson was born in Calumet, Michigan and attended Calumet High School. He was 5'11" and weighed 170 lbs. Anderson was named to the National Football League 1920s All-Decade Team, and is only one of two players on the list not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1974.

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

College[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Saint Louis Billikens (Independent) (1928–1929)
1928 Saint Louis 4–4–1
1929 Saint Louis 3–4–1
Saint Louis: 7–8–1
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Independent) (1931–1933)
1931 Notre Dame 6–2–1
1932 Notre Dame 7–2
1933 Notre Dame 3–5–2
Notre Dame: 16–9–2
NC State Wolfpack (Southern Conference) (1934–1936)
1934 NC State 2–6–1 1–3–1 8th
1935 NC State 6–4 2–2 T–5th
1936 NC State 3–7 2–4 12th
NC State: 11–17–1
Total: 34–34–4

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