Howard Cassady: Pos: HB-SE-FL, Career: 84 G, 24 TD, 1229 Yds, 3.9 Y/A, Lions/Eagles/.. 1956-1963, born OH 1934, died 2019
- March 2, 1934
Cassady played eight seasons in the National Football League: seven (1956-1961, and 1963) for the Detroit Lions, and one season (1962) split between the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles. In the NFL he was an all-purpose back, playing both receiver and running back and scoring 27 career touchdowns.
After graduation, Cassady was a first round pick of the Detroit Lions. He played defensive back with Detroit, Cleveland and Philadelphia before retiring. “Hop” lives in Tampa, but spent many summers in Columbus as a coach for the Columbus Clippers, the Yankees’ AAA farm club. His jersey number “40” was retired Nov. 18, 2000.
Drafted: 1956 in Round 1, #3 overall by the Detroit Lions. Howard Cassady played from 1956 to 1963 during his career with the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. Cassady ran for 1,229 yards in his career on 316 attempts, scoring 6 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 111 passes for 1,601 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns..
Sep 20, 2019 · Howard “Hopalong” Cassady was a legendary running back for Ohio State. Playing for the Buckeyes from 1952 until 1955, he had 37 touchdowns in 36 games, was an All-American twice, and led Ohio ...
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