George Babcock

American football player

Richard George "Dick" Babcock (March 21, 1899 – February 27, 1988) was an American football player, coach and athletic director. He played college football for the University of Michigan from 1923 to 1925 and served as the head football coach at the University of Akron in 1926 and at the University of Cincinnati from 1927 to 1930. He also served as the University of Cincinnati's athletic director from 1928 to 1932. Babcock was born in Illinois, and grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan. In 1918, he was living in River Rouge, Michigan, and working as an electrician for the Great Lakes Engineering Works, a shipbuilding company. At the time of the 1920 United States Census, he was living in Detroit, Michigan, and working as a hotel clerk. Babcock attended the University of Michigan where he played college football for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1923 to 1925. He was 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighed 180 pounds while playing for Michigan. At age 26, he was a starter at tackle for the 1925 Michigan Wolverines football team that outscored its opponents by a combined score of 227 to 3 on the season. While attending Michigan, Babcock studied education and was a member of the Beta  ( Wikipedia article )


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