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George Trevor

George Trevor (Sportswriter.  Born, Cooperstown, NY, July 31, 1892; died, Port Chester, NY, Nov. 17, 1951.)  Of all the college football writers of his era, George S. Trevor was easily the most renowned.  Trevor graduated Yale in 1915, taught military strategy at the Army War College (1917-18), wrote advertising copy, and joined the Brooklyn Eagle […]

Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington (Football.  Born, Canton, NY, Oct. 21, 1861; died, Ridgefield, CT, Dec. 26, 1909.)  Universally acclaimed as the finest American painter and sculptor of the Old West, Frederick Remington was also a Yale football player.  Remington played end in 1879-80 and was a teammate of, among others, Walter Camp, “the Father of American Football.”  […]

William George

William George (College football.  Born, Scroggsville, OH, July 30, 1861; died, West Palm Beach, FL, Sept. 15, 1933.)  A guard at Princeton (1885-89), William J. George was selected for the First Team on the first all-America selections made by Walter Camp in 1889.  George was later a long-time coach and teacher at Lawrenceville (N.J.) School.

Walter Camp

Walter Camp (College football.  Born, New Haven, CT, Apr. 17, 1859; died, New York, NY, Mar. 14, 1925.)  Even though intercollegiate competition in a form of the game began in 1869, Walter Camp is generally considered “the Father of American Football” despite the fact that he did not enter Yale until 1875.  In reality, Camp should […]

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