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Clint Frank

Clint Frank (College football.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Sept. 13, 1915; died, Chicago, IL, July 7, 1992.)  As captain of the 1937 Yale football team, Clinton E. Frank led the Bulldogs to within a touchdown of an unbeaten season.  After a 4-0 start, Frank threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Al Hessberg in the closing […]

Ted Coy

Ted Coy (College football.  Born, Andover, MA, May 24, 1888; died, New York, NY, Sept. 8, 1935.)  Considered the finest runner of his time, Edward Harris Coy starred for the Yale football squads that were 26-1-2 in his three seasons (1907-09).  Coy, a fullback in the single-wing style set, captained the 1909 team that included […]

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 […]

Skim Brown

Skim Brown (College football.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 6, 1880; died, Glen Head, NY, May 10, 1911.)  Yale’s Gordon Francis Brown one of only three men to make First Team all-America in football four times.  Brown was a guard who was selected from 1897-1900.  He was the Yale captain in 1900 for an unbeaten […]

Albie Booth

Albie Booth (College football.  Born, New Haven, CT, Feb. 1, 1908; died, New York, NY, Mar. 1, 1959.)  Yale’s legendary Albert J. Booth was one of the magic names of the “Golden Age” in American sports during the 1920s and early 1930s.  He stood only 5’7” and played at about 144 pounds, but he led […]

George Adee

George Adee (College football and tennis.  Born, Stonington, CT, Jan. 4, 1874; died, New York, NY, July 31, 1948.)  George Townsend Adee was a star quarterback at Yale (1892-94), making the Whitney-Camp all-America team in 1894.  He served as president of the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Association (now the U.S.T.A.) during and after World War […]

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