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Percy Langdon Wendell
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Wendell at Harvard in 1912
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1889-07-16)July 16, 1889
Roxbury, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 13, 1932(1932-03-13) (aged 42)
Playing career
Football
1910–1912

Harvard
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1920
1921–1924
1925–1927

Basketball
1919–1920

Boston University
Williams
Lehigh


Boston University
Head coaching record
Overall9–23–3 (football, excluding Williams)
0–6 (basketball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-American, 1910
All-American, 1911
All-American, 1912
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1972 (profile)

Percy Langdon "Bullet" Wendell (July 16, 1889 – March 13, 1932) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball in the United States.

BiographyEdit

He was born on July 16, 1889 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to Frank Thaxter Wendell and Helen Stamford. He attended the Roxbury Latin School and attended Harvard from 1909 to 1913. He went on to attend two years of medical school.[1]

He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. He was also the 16th head football coach for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and he held that position for three seasons, from 1925 until 1927. His overall coaching record at Lehigh was 5 wins, 20 losses, and 2 ties. This ranks him 17th at Lehigh in terms of total wins and 26th at Lehigh in terms of winning percentage. [2] He died in 1932 at age 43.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Percy Langdon Wendell. Harvard University. 1917. http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA325&dq=Percy%20Langdon%20Wendell&ei=KWUZS7qpNKqEywSi2qyUBg&client=firefox-a&id=0M8nAAAAYAAJ&output=text. Retrieved 2009-12-04. "Born at Roxbury, Mass., July 16, 1889. Parents: Frank Thaxter, Helen (Stamford) Wendell. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston, Mass. Years in College: 1909-13. Degree: S.B. 1913. Unmarried. Occupation: Systematizer. Address: (home) 31 Massachusetts Ave.. Boston, Mass.; (businest) 115 Essex St., Haverhill, Mass. Two years in Medical School; nine months making paper cups and bags; three months in the export business; six months with the Bradley Shoe Company with Everett Bradley, '13, as Manager."
  2. Lehigh Coaching Records

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