Andy MacDonald (American football)

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Andy MacDonald
Biographical details
Born(1930-01-02)January 2, 1930
Flint, Michigan
DiedMay 24, 1985(1985-05-24) (aged 55)
Ludington, Michigan
Playing career
1950–1951 Central Michigan
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1965–1968 Arizona State–Flagstaff / Northern Arizona
1976–1982 Seattle Seahawks (RB)
1983–1984 Buffalo Bills (RB)
Head coaching record
Overall22–17–1

Andrew MacDonald (January 2, 1930 – May 24, 1985) [1] was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Northern Arizona University (NAU) from 1965 to 1968, compiling a record of 22–17–1. MacDonald also was an assistant coach for the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Central Michigan University (CMU), where he was a Little All-American at quarterback.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, the team with possession of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with the ball or passing it, while the defense, the team without possession of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs or plays; if they fail, they turn over the football to the defense, but if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to continue the drive. Points are scored primarily by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Northern Arizona University public research university located in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

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Seattle Seahawks National Football League franchise in Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. They joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. The Seahawks are coached by Pete Carroll. Since 2002, they have played their home games at CenturyLink Field, located south of downtown Seattle. They previously played home games in the Kingdome (1976–1999) and Husky Stadium.

Head coaching record

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Arizona State–Flagstaff / Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (NAIA independent)(1965–1968)
1965 Arizona State–Flagstaff5–4–1
1966 Northern Arizona6–4
1967 Northern Arizona5–5
1968 Northern Arizona6–4
Northern Arizona:22–17–1
Total:22–17–1

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References

  1. "Vikings assistant coach MacDonald dies at 55". Gainesville Sun . Gainesville, Florida. May 26, 1985. p. 10F. Retrieved August 15, 2013 via Google News.