Esco Sarkkinen

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Esco Sarkkinen
Biographical details
Born(1918-04-09)April 9, 1918
Conneaut, Ohio
DiedFebruary 28, 1998(1998-02-28) (aged 79)
Columbus, Ohio
Playing career
Football
1937–1939 Ohio State
1942 Manhattan Beach Coast Guard
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946–1978 Ohio State (assistant)

Esco "Sark" Sarkkinen (April 9, 1918 – February 28, 1998) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Ohio State University from 1937 to 1939 and was a consensus first-team end on the 1939 College Football All-America Team. [1] [2] He also served as an assistant coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 1946 to 1978. [1]

Early life

Sarkkinen's parents, Eino Sr. and Rauha "Rose" Sarkkinen, were Finnish emigrants; his father was from Oulu and had emigrated to New York City in 1914, and his mother had emigrated to the United States in 1904. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Ex-Ohio State Assistant Coach Dies". Associated Press. March 2, 1988.
  2. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  3. Lillstrung, Chris (December 23, 2017). "Esco Sarkkinen: Fairport's original favorite son (part 1 of 2)". The News-Herald . Retrieved January 20, 2020.