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PENN FOOTBALL: ORIGINS TO 1901
1896 University Team

University of Pennsylvania football team, 1896, team photograph

Summary:

George Woodruff, LL.B. 1895, continued as coach.

 

Team Members:

  • C.M. Wharton, '96 Medical, guardsback (captain)
  • S.A. Boyle, '98 Law, end
  • B.W. Dickson, end
  • W.M. Farrar, '96 Dental, tackle
  • C.S. Gelbert, '97 Veterinary, halfback
  • John Minds, '98 Law, fullback
  • W.N. Morice, halfback
  • P.D. Overfield, center
  • L.J. Uffenheimer, tackle
  • David Weeks, quarterback
  • W.G. Woodruff, '97 Medical, guardsback

Substitutes:

  • J.B. Carnett
  • W. Coombs
  • K. Dickson
  • S. Goodman
  • Roy Jackson
  • J.C. McCracken
  • T.J. Orbison
  • J. Stannard

 

DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
Sept. 26F. & M.Franklin Field240Win
Sept. 29GettysburgFranklin Field320Win
Oct. 3BucknellFranklin Field400Win
Oct. 7NavyFranklin Field80Win
Oct. 10DartmouthFranklin Field160Win
Oct. 14VirginiaFranklin Field200Win
Oct. 17LehighFranklin Field340Win
Oct. 21AmherstFranklin Field140Win
Oct. 24LafayetteFranklin Field46Loss
Oct. 28BrownFranklin Field160Win
Nov. 3DickinsonFranklin Field302Win
Nov. 7CarlisleFranklin Field210Win
Nov. 14Penn StateFranklin Field270Win
Nov. 21HarvardFranklin Field86Win
Nov. 26CornellFranklin Field3210Win