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Dan Topping

Dan Topping (Baseball, pro football.  Born, Grennwich, CT, June 11, 1912; died, Miami, FL, May 18, 1974.)  Grandson of a former president of Republic Steel on his father’s side and a tin millionaire on his mother’s, Daniel Reid Topping was an above-average amateur golfer, owner of two pro football teams, and an owner of the […]

Herb McCracken

Herb McCracken (College football. Born, Pittsburgh, PA, June 20, 1899; died, Boynton Beach, FL, Mar. 11, 1995.) Considered the inventor of the offensive huddle, G. Herbert McCracken was head football coach at Lafayette after Jock Sutherland went to Pittsburgh in 1924. It was that season, in a game against Penn, that McCracken introduced the huddle […]

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