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Andy Oberlander

Born: Feb 17, 1905

Death: Jan 1, 1968

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Andy Oberlander

Date of Birth : Feb 17, 1905
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1968

Andrew James "Swede" Oberlander was an All-American halfback for Dartmouth College's "Big Green" undefeated and national college championship football team in 1925. That year he passed for 14 touchdowns and ran for 12. In a 62–13 victory over Cornell, Oberlander had 477 yards in total offense, including six touchdown passes, a Dartmouth record which still stands. Oberlander was an assistant coach at Ohio State University from 1926 to 1929 and head coach at Wesleyan University from 1930 to 1933. While at Wesleyan, he commuted to New Haven and received his MD from Yale School of Medicine. In World War II, as a Lt. Commander in the United States Navy Reserve, he was chief medical officer aboard the USS Samaritan, in the Pacific Fleet. When the war ended, many U.S. troops remained in the Far East awaiting transportation back to the States. Oberlander was head coach of the Navy All-Stars team that beat the Army team 12–0 in the China Bowl on November 30, 1945 in Shanghai. Later, Oberlander served as Medical Director for National Life Insurance Company of Vermont and Prudential Insurance Company in Chicago and Newark.


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