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Dick Kazmaier

Dick Kazmaier (College football.  Born, Maumee, OH, Nov. 23, 1930.)  A 171-pound tailback in Princeton’s single-wing attack, Dick Kazmaier was considered the nation’s best football player, winning the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award in 1951, the culmination of a career in which he led his Tigers to 22 straight victories.  Princeton got off to something […]

Charlie Caldwell

Charlie Caldwell (College football.  Born, Bristol, VA-TN, Aug. 2, 1901; died, Princeton, NJ, Nov. 1, 1957.)  In the glory days of single-wing football at Princeton, Charles W. Caldwell, Jr., abjured the T-formation successfully by winning with the supposedly “outmoded” formation.  Caldwell took over the Tigers in 1945, moving from Williams.  His immediate post-war teams were not […]

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