Dick Rauch

Richard Harvie Rauch (July 15, 1893 – October 9, 1970) was an American football player and coach.wikipedia
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Pottsville Maroons

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He was a player-coach for the Boston Bulldogs, New York Yankees and the Maroons over the course of his five-year career. Rauch made his professional debut in the National Football League in 1925 with the Pottsville Maroons.
By having the players live in Pottsville, coach and former Colgate University assistant Dick Rauch instituted regular practices for his players.

1925 NFL Championship controversy

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The very next season the Maroon joined the NFL, and in just their first year in league, the franchise won the NFL championship before having it stripped away from them by the league in a controversial move.

1925 NFL season

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Rauch made his professional debut in the National Football League in 1925 with the Pottsville Maroons.

New York Yankees (NFL)

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He was a player-coach for the Boston Bulldogs, New York Yankees and the Maroons over the course of his five-year career.

1929 NFL season

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The 1929 season was Rauch's last season coaching in the NFL.

1926 NFL season

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The next season Rauch's Maroon completed a 10-2-1 record and captured third place in the NFL standings.

1928 NFL season

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Following a 4-8 record with the Yankees during the 1928 season, Rauch returned to the Maroons franchise which had just been sold to a group of New Englanders who move the franchise to Boston and renamed the team the Boston Bulldogs.

1927 NFL season

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However, after a 5-8 record in 1927, Rauch left the team to coach the New York Yankees.

American football

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Richard Harvie Rauch (July 15, 1893 – October 9, 1970) was an American football player and coach.

Player-coach

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He was a player-coach for the Boston Bulldogs, New York Yankees and the Maroons over the course of his five-year career.

National Football League

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Rauch made his professional debut in the National Football League in 1925 with the Pottsville Maroons.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Rauch attended high school at Harrisburg Tech in 1906.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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In 1916 he entered Bethlehem Prep, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to brush up his mathematics and obtain sufficient credits to enter Penn State.

Tight end

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In 1916 Rauch entered State College and he soon captained and played tight end on the school's freshman team.

Virginia

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At the end of the 1917 season Rauch joined the U.S. Army and was placed in the ordinance department and was stationed in Virginia.

Colgate University

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In 1923, Rauch went to Colgate University as the team's offensive line coach.

Mentorship

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Maroons owner Dr. John Striegel hired Rauch, because he was a protégé of the strict discipline philosophy instituted by Penn State coach, Hugo Bezdek.

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Maroons owner Dr. John Striegel hired Rauch, because he was a protégé of the strict discipline philosophy instituted by Penn State coach, Hugo Bezdek.

Anthracite League

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During Rauch's first season with the Maroons, the team won the Anthracite League championship.

Boston

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Following a 4-8 record with the Yankees during the 1928 season, Rauch returned to the Maroons franchise which had just been sold to a group of New Englanders who move the franchise to Boston and renamed the team the Boston Bulldogs.

Ornithology

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Besides being a football player and coach, Rauch also worked as an ornithologist, a steel worker, an electrician and a graduate electrical engineer.

Yukon

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Dick spent his off-seasons writing poetry and traveled as far west as the Yukon to study the nesting habits of birds.

Antarctica

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He later put his knowledge of birds to use by exploring the Antarctic for the U.S. government.

Center (gridiron football)

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By that time Rauch started at center, and then was put in at offensive guard.