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Robert Acton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug -1 Robert Acton.jpg
Acton at Harvard, c. 1894
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Bornc. 1865
Kinsale, Ireland
DiedNovember 24, 1900 (aged 35)
New York, New York
Playing career
Position(s)Guard
Head coaching record
Overall10–7–3
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
SIAA (1897)

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.[1] He served as the fifth head football coach at Vanderbilt University.[2] 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.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1896–1898)
1896 Vanderbilt 3–2–2 3–0–1 4th
1897 Vanderbilt 6–0–1 3–0 1st
1898 Vanderbilt 1–5 1–2 8th
Vanderbilt: 10–7–3 7–2–1
Total: 10–7–3
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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