|Birthname||Cassady, Howard Albert|
|born on||2 March 1934 at 06:20 (= 06:20 AM )|
|Place||Columbus, Ohio, 39n58, 83w0|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||11°12' 23°14 Asc. 21°57'|
American football player, considered the most exciting college player of his era. Cassady, nicknamed "Hopalong" after the popular movie cowboy, was one of the best players in the history of Ohio State, where he was a starting halfback. He went on to play professional football in the NFL for eight seasons as a halfback, split end for the Detroit Lions (1956–1961, 1963), Cleveland Browns (1962) and Philadelphia Eagles (1962).
As a boy, he attended prep school at Columbus Central and loved to sneak into Ohio Stadium to watch the Buckeyes play. Cassady went on to attend Ohio State from 1952-1955, where he played both football and baseball. The 5'10", 172 lb. redhead grabbed the spotlight immediately when he scored three touchdowns during his first collegiate game. His sports ability was not, however, confined to offensive play; he excelled at defense as well, in the position of defensive back. During his last two seasons, he won both the Heisman and Maxwell Trophies and was named All-American. The Associated Press named him Athlete of the Year for 1955.
In 1956, immediately after college, Cassady joined the NFL’s Detroit Lions, where he played for six seasons. In 1962, he played for both the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, but returned to Detroit in 1963, his final season.
After retiring from football, Cassady opened his own company, manufacturing concrete pipes. He sold that business in 1968 and began selling steel with Hopalong Cassady Associates. After a stint with American Shipbuilding in Tampa, Florida, he became a coach and scout for the New York Yankees. More recently he coached for the Columbus Clippers.
Cassady and his wife Barbara have three children and four grandchildren and make their home in Florida. In 1979, he was inducted into the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame.
- associate relationship with Houston, Jim (born 3 November 1937). Notes: Cleveland Browns co-players, 1962
- associate relationship with LeBeau, Dick (born 9 September 1937). Notes: Detroit Lions co-players, 1959-1961
- associate relationship with Rote, Tobin (born 18 January 1928). Notes: Detroit Lions co-players, 1957-1959
- Social : Begin a program of study 1952 (Ohio State, three years)
- Work : Prize 1955 (Athlete of the Year)
- Work : New Career 1956 (Detroit Lions, six years)
- Work : New Job 1962 (Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles)
- Work : New Job 1963 (Detroit Lions)
- Work : Start Business 1968 (Hopalong Cassidy Associates)
- Work : Prize 1974 (National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame)
B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford
- Traits : Body : Hair (Red)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
- Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Football team)
- Vocation : Business : Business owner (Steel company)
- Vocation : Engineer : Civil (Shipbuilding)
- Vocation : Sports : Football
- Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner
- Vocation : Sports Business : Promoter/ Agent (Scout)
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (National Football Foundation and College)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Heisman and Maxwell trophies)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (NFL player)