Penn History

This exhibit was created in April 2006 by Nicholas Gutowski, College Class of 2009

Summary

Football team, 1885

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

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
Oct. 7 Graduates   42 0 Win
Oct. 10 Lehigh   54 0 Win
Oct. 14 Swarthmore   68 6 Win
Oct. 17 Graduates   6 5 Win
Oct. 24 Princeton   0 57 Loss
Oct. 28 Lafayette   54 10 Loss
Oct. 31 Princeton   10 70 Loss
Nov. 4 Lafayette   30 22 Win
Nov. 7 Wesleyan   18 25 Loss
Nov. 14 Yale   5 53 Loss
Nov. 18 Lehigh   35 0 Win
Nov. 21 Stevens Inst.   22 9 Win
Nov. 26 Princeton   10 76 Loss