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PENN FOOTBALL: ORIGINS TO 1901
1881 University Team

University of Pennsylvania football team, 1881, 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:

  • Gustavus Remak Jr., '82 (captain)
  • H.W. Biddle, '85
  • T.B. Bradford, Med.'84
  • W. Dickerson, '82
  • E.G. Fullerton, '83
  • A.J. Gray, '84
  • T.G. Hunter, '82
  • J.P. Hawkes, '83
  • J.A. Heaton, '83
  • W.W. Noble, '85
  • F.A. Packard, '82
  • F.C. Perot, '82
  • M. Schamberg, '82
  • S.L. Shober, Jr., '85
  • P. Thompson, '85

Substitutes:

  • J.K. Shell, '85
  • J.F. McFadden, '82

 

DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
Oct. 29Princeton 02 goals, 2 touchdownsLoss
Nov. 2Harvard 02 goals, 2 touchdownsLoss
Nov. 5Princeton 05 goals, 6 touchdownsLoss
Nov. 19Rutgers 1 goal1 goals, 2 touchdownsLoss
Nov. 26Columbia 02 goalsLoss