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Football Coach
    (April 7, 1859-March 14, 1925)
    Born in New Britain, Connecticut
    Head coach at Yale (1888-92) and Stanford (1892,1894-95)
    79 wins, 5 losses, 3 ties
    Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1951)
    Wrote 30 books about football
    Named the members of the All-American teams (1899-1925)
    Known as the Father of American Football
    He dropped out of medical school after flunking exams in anatomy and surgery.
    He opposed legalizing the forward pass.
    Although officially unpaid as a coach, he controlled the Yale Financial Union, which a McClure's muckraker described as a '$100,000 slush fund.'
    He worked his way up from salesman to president of the New Haven Clock Company.
    Football innovations he was credited with include the line of scrimmage, the system of downs, the snap from center, the 2-point safety, loss of yardage penalties, and standardizing team sizes at eleven men on a side.
    As an advisor to the US Army in WWI, he developed a 'daily dozen' exercise regime to improve the physical fitness of servicemen.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
 
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