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Snake Ames

Snake Ames (College football.  Born, Chicago, IL, 1868; died, Chicago, IL, Dec. 23, 1931.)  A Princeton fullback (1886-89), Knowlton L. Ames made all-America in 1889.  He scored 730 points in four seasons, mainly on two-point kicks after touchdowns (176) and five-point field goals (26), but also ran for 62 touchdowns at four points each.

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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