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PENN FOOTBALL: ORIGINS TO 1901
1885 University Team

University of Pennsylvania football team, 1885, team photograph

Summary:

In this year, Frank Dole became the University of Pennsylvania's first football coach, and the team began playing games on the newly-built athletic field at 37th and Spruce Streets, later the site of the dormitories in the Quadrangle.

 

Team Members:

  • Geo. H. Frazier, '87 (captain)
  • Paul Thompson, post grad (captain)
  • F.W.W. Graham, '87
  • C.A. Griscom, Jr., '87
  • S.F. Houston, '87
  • S. Hutchinson, '88
  • Ed. M. Jeffreys, '86
  • Gus. Remak, Jr., Law
  • R.L. Rutter, '86
  • J.P. Tunis, '86
  • Wm. T. Wright, '87

Substitutes:

  • L.H. Alexander, '88
  • N. Downs, '88 Medical
  • J.H. Dewey, '88
  • E. DeF. Miel, '88
  • G.W. Pepper, '87
  • F.W. Ralston, '87
  • William Holmes Salter, '87

 

DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
Oct. 7Graduates 420Win
Oct. 10Lehigh 540Win
Oct. 14Swarthmore 686 Win
Oct. 17Graduates 65Win
Oct. 24Princeton 057Loss
Oct. 28Lafayette 5410 Loss
Oct. 31Princeton 1070Loss
Nov. 4Lafayette 3022Win
Nov. 7Wesleyan 1825Loss
Nov. 14Yale 553Loss
Nov. 18Lehigh 350Win
Nov. 21Stevens Inst. 229Win
Nov. 26Princeton 1076Loss