Back to search

Eddie Casey


Edward Lawrence Casey

Inducted 1968

Date of Birth



Natick, MA


Harvard University (1916-1919)


"Natick Eddie" Casey of Natick, Massachusetts was a master of the roll block, but the ferocity of his play contradicted the gentle personality of the 155-pound Harvard halfback. Members of the rival Yale team once invited him to join them for dinner. There was crude conversation of "raw meat" football styles until the Bulldog captain finally asked Eddie how he would like his steak prepared. "Just run the steer in here and I'll take a swipe at him," was Casey's quick retort. While small, his remarkable quickness and agility made him an outstanding player on both offense and defense. He started as a freshman in 1916, was named second-team All-America then served in the Navy during World War I. Returning for the 1919 season, Casey led the Crimson through a perfect ten-game regular season and a 7-6 victory over Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Casey earned consensus All-America honors that year. He entered into coaching at Mount Union and Tufts before he returned to Harvard in 1931 for a four-season term as Crimson head coach, compiling a 20-11-1 record. After a brief pro coaching stint, he settled into a career as a private businessman and government worker.


Height 5'10

Weight 155

Career Highlights

  • 1919 Consensus All-America
  • 1916 First Team All-America
Icon Tickets

Secure your tickets now and be apart of the legacy. Don’t miss the chance to experience greatness firsthand!

Icon Membership

Unlock exclusive access and be part of something legendary. Join our community and enjoy premium benefits today!

Icon Shop

Take a piece of greatness home. Shop our exclusive collection of themed items and preserve the legacy in your own way!