|Born||September 22, 1898|
|Died||April 24, 1978 (aged 79)|
West Palm Beach, Florida
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Notre Dame (assistant)|
Detroit Lions (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
NFL 1920s All-Decade Team
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]
|Saint Louis Billikens (Independent) (1928–1929)|
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Independent) (1931–1933)|
|NC State Wolfpack (Southern Conference) (1934–1936)|
References[edit | edit source]
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- Notre Dame profile
- Heartley Anderson at the College Football Hall of Fame
- Heartley Anderson at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Heartley Anderson at Pro-Football-Reference.com
- Hunk Anderson at Find a Grave
- A HUNK OF HISTORY: HUNK ANDERSON By Emil Klosinski
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