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PENN FOOTBALL: ORIGINS TO 1901
1879 University Team

University of Pennsylvania football team, 1879, team photograph

Summary:

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:

  • F.M. Dick, '81 (captain)
  • J.T. Bailey, Jr., '81
  • A.G. Clay, '80
  • W.H. Drayton Jr., '81
  • W.G. Hunter, '82
  • S. Jamison, 81
  • P.W. Miller, Law '83
  • R.L. Hart, Law '81
  • Gus Remak, Jr., '82
  • W.T. Robinson, '81
  • M. Schambag, '82
  • W.M. Stewart, Jr., Law '81
  • G.C. Thayer, '81
  • L.C. Brastow, '81
  • J.R. Le Conte, '81
  • Benj. Tilghman '81
  • J.B. Thayer, '82

 

DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
Oct. 18Princeton 06 goals, 4 touchdownsLoss
Nov. 1Yale 03 goals, 4 touchdownsLoss
Nov. 8Columbia 1 touchdown0 Win
Nov. 15Pa. Military 7 goals, 1 touchdown0Win