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John Counselman

John Counselman
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born Cripple Creek, Virginia
Playing career
1901 V. P. I.
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1905 Cumberland
1906–1908 Howard

John Sanders Counselman was a college football player and coach as well as a professor of mathematics.[1] He played for Virginia Tech with Hunter Carpenter.[2] He also attended the University of Michigan.[3][4] Counselman coached Cumberland in 1905, and for Samford (then Howard) from 1906 to 1908, finishing after just the first two games of the latter season. He is the first coach in Samford history. Counselman was selected as a substitute for the Washington Post's All-Southern team.[5] He was once professor of mathematics at the College of William & Mary.


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  5. ^ Oscar P. Schmidt. "Football in the Southern Colleges". The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Guide: 129. 

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