1878 Yale Football Team

The captain, Walter Camp, is holding the football. Camp is known by many as the "father of modern American football." He went on to coach Yale's team and invented many of the rules by which teams play today.

 

Credit: Pictures of Yale athletics, ca. 1850-1980 (inclusive). Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University.

 

Courtesy of the Yale Manuscripts & Archives Digital Image Database.

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Taken on February 15, 2012