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PENN FOOTBALL: ORIGINS TO 1901
1880 University Team

University of Pennsylvania football team, 1880, 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:

  • Geo. C. Thayer, '81 (captain)
  • J.F. Bailey, '81
  • C.E. Biddle, '85
  • W.H. Drayton, Jr., '81
  • J.G. Hunter, '84
  • T.G. Hunter, '82
  • S. Jamison, '81
  • P.W. Miller, Law '82
  • Gus Remak, Jr. '84
  • W.H. Stewart, Medical '82
  • J.B. Thayer, '82

Substitutes:

  • F.C. Perot, '82

 

DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
Oct. 23Crescent 5 goals, 6 touchdowns0 goals, 1 touchdownsWin
Oct. 30Princeton 01 touchdownLoss
Nov. 6Stevens Institute 3 goals, 5 touchdowns0 Win
Nov. 17Yale 08 goals, 1 touchdownLoss