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Bill Edwards

Bill Edwards (College football.  Born, Lisle, NY, Feb. 23, 1877; died, New York, NY, Jan. 4, 1943.)  A guard for Princeton football teams that were 33-2-1 from 1897-99, William H. Edwards captained the 1899 squad that defeated Yale, 11-0.  Edwards earned perhaps greater fame in 1910 when, acting as a bodyguard, he tackled a would-be […]

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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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