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PENN FOOTBALL: ORIGINS TO 1901
1897 University Team

Photograph of the members of Penn's 1897 varsity football team

Summary:

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

 

Team Members:

  • John Minds, fullback (captain)
  • S. Boyle, Jr., end
  • S. Goodman, tackle
  • T.T. Hare, guardsback
  • John Hedges, end
  • Roy Jackson, halfback
  • J.C. McCracken, guardsback
  • W.N. Morice, halfback
  • John Outland, tackle
  • P.D. Overfield, center
  • David Weeks, quarterback

Substitutes:

  • J.B. Carnett
  • J. deSilver
  • B.W. Dickson
  • N.T. Folwell
  • G.R. Foresque
  • S. Walker
  • O. Wentz
DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONSCOREOUTCOME
PENNOPPONENT
Sept. 18BucknellFranklin Field170Win
Sept. 22F. & M.Franklin Field330Win
Sept. 25W. & J.Franklin Field184 Win
Sept. 29LafayetteFranklin Field460Win
Oct. 2BucknellFranklin Field330Win
Oct. 6GettysburgFranklin Field570 Win
Oct. 9LehighFranklin Field580Win
Oct. 13VirginiaFranklin Field420Win
Oct. 16DartsmouthFranklin Field140Win
Oct. 20Penn StateFranklin Field240Win
Oct. 30BrownFranklin Field400Win
Nov. 6CarlisleFranklin Field2010Win
Nov. 13WesleyanFranklin Field220Win
Nov. 20HarvardFranklin Field156Win
Nov. 25CornellFranklin Field40Win