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George "Chick" Evans (25th year)
1953 Northern Illinois State Huskies football team Wikipedia
The 1953 Northern Illinois State Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois State Teachers College in the 1953 college football season. There were no divisions of college football during this time period, and the Huskies competed in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They were led by twenty–fifth year head coach Chick Evans and played their home games at the 5,500 seat Glidden Field, located on the east end of campus.