Cassady, Hopalong

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Cassady, Hopalong Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°12' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°14 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 21°57'

Hopalong Cassady (1952)


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" (1.78 m), 172 lb. (83 kg) 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 had three children and four grandchildren and made their home in Florida. In 1979, he was inducted into the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame. Cassady died on 20 September 2019, aged 85, at his home in Tampa, Florida.

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  • associate relationship with Baughan, Maxie (born 3 August 1938). Notes: Philadelphia Eagles co-players, 1962
  • associate relationship with Brown, Marv (born 15 August 1930). Notes: Detroit Lions co-players, 1957
  • associate relationship with Brown, Roger (born 1 May 1937). Notes: Detroit Lions teammates, 1960-1961
  • associate relationship with Brown, Timothy (born 24 May 1937). Notes: Philadelphia Eagles teammates, 1962
  • associate relationship with Gain, Bob (born 21 June 1929). Notes: Cleveland Browns co-players, 1962
  • associate relationship with Glass, Bill (born 16 August 1935). Notes: Detroit Lions teammates, 1958-1961
  • associate relationship with Groza, Lou "The Toe" (born 25 January 1924). Notes: Cleveland Browns co-players, 1962
  • 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 Renfro, Ray (born 7 November 1929). Notes: Cleveland Browns teammates, 1962
  • associate relationship with Rote, Tobin (born 18 January 1928). Notes: Detroit Lions co-players, 1957-1959
  • associate relationship with Shofner, Jim (born 18 December 1935). Notes: Cleveland Browns teammates, 1962
  • associate relationship with Smith, Jim Ray (born 27 February 1932). Notes: Cleveland Browns teammates, 1962
  • associate relationship with Whitlow, Bob (born 15 February 1936). Notes: Detroit Lions teammates, 1961, 1963


  • 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)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Red)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 5 ft 10 in/ 1.78 m)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (183 lb/ 83 kg)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Football team)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Steel company)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil (Shipbuilding)
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (American football halfback, split end)
  • 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, 1956-1963)