Acton at Harvard, c. 1894
|Died||November 24, 1900 (aged 35)|
New York, New York
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Robert Acton (c. 1865 – November 24, 1900) was an American football player and coach. He was a left guard at Harvard from 1893 to 1895. He also served on Harvard's rowing team. He served as the fifth head football coach at Vanderbilt University. Acton coached the Vanderbilt Commodores for three seasons from 1896 to 1898, compiling a record of 10–7–3. He died of an overdose of morphine in 1900.
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|Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1896–1898)|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
- ↑ "Recent Deaths - Dr. Robert Acton". Boston Evening Transcript. November 23, 1900. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2249&dat=19001123&id=v8U-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=bVoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3220,2889494.
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