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PENN FOOTBALL: ORIGINS TO 1901
1876 University Team

Summary:

This was the first year in which the University of Pennsylvania played intercollegiate football. There was no point-based scoring system in place. This team was had no coach; students alone were responsible for the existence of the team and for all fundraising, scheduling, training and strategies on the field.

 

Team Members:

  • C.S. Farnum, '77 (captain)
  • R.C. Brodie, '77
  • E.W. Clark, '77
  • E.A. Crenshaw, '77
  • C.A. Currie, '77
  • E.V. D'Invilliers, '78
  • W. Kerr, '77
  • H.L. Geyelin, '77
  • H.H. Lee, '78
  • J. Neill, '77
  • E.S. McIlvaine, '78
  • J.H. Murphy, '78
  • H. Stewart, '78
  • William Moore Stewart, Jr. '78

Substitutes:

  • Hance, '79
  • Henry, '80
  • Hewson, '79
  • Hughes, '80
  • Lewis, '78

 

DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
Nov. 11Princeton 06 goalsLoss
Nov. 17All-Philadelphia 4 goals0Win
Nov. 25Princeton 06 goalsLoss