2× All-Southern (1906, 1907)
Samuel Cutter Costen (May 18, 1882 – January 21, 1955) was an American football player and coach. Costen was a quarterback for Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt Commodores of Vanderbilt University. As a player, he weighed some 150 pounds. He was the third head football at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, serving two seasons, from 1909 to 1910, and compiling a record of 7–7–2. He also coached in .
Costen was the first head football coach at Blytheville High School in Blytheville, Arkansas, leading the team from 1913 to 1919. He died on January 21, 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had lived in the 1930s.
|The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1909–1910)|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
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