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Alexander Moffatt

Alexander Moffatt (College football. Born, Princeton, NJ, Sept. 27, 1862; died, New York, NY, Feb. 13, 1914.) Considered the first of the great punters, Alexander Moffatt was a Princeton star from 1881-83. Moffatt created the spiral punt in 1881 and began to handle the team’s drop kicking for field goals and extra points. In 1883, […]

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