|Born||December 13, 1898|
|Died||July 18, 1929 (aged 30)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
John Sidney Acosta (December 13, 1898 – July 18, 1929) was a college football player and coach from Jacksonville. He was a prominent guard for the Yale Bulldogs, selected first-team All-American in 1920 by Walter Eckersall. He then took up coaching. Acosta was the freshman coach for the Florida Gators in 1922, leading them to a southern title. He died in an automobile accident.
- Harry Gardner Cutler (1923). History of Florida : Past and Present, Historical and Biographical. 2. p. 330. https://books.google.com/books?id=S9sBAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA330#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- "Weston on Second All-American Team". Janesville Daily Gazette. 1920-12-13.
- "Baby Gators Defeat Tech". St. Petersburg Times. November 5, 1922. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19221105&id=PRFPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v0wDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4837,2848190&hl=en.
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