Stevens football

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Stevens football
First season1872
Last season1924
Location Hoboken, New Jersey
Conference Independent
ColorsRed and Gray

The Stevens football team represented the Stevens Institute of Technology in college football.


Stevens was one of the first five college football teams. [1] In 1873, representatives of Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and Rutgers met in New York City to establish the first American intercollegiate rules for football on the model of the London Football Association. [2] As the game developed in the United States it became progressively more violent and Stevens became disadvantaged. The alumni magazine commented that the style of the game became too difficult and required an enormous amount of time and training which could be afforded by larger colleges, but would add too much work to the already difficult academic coursework at Stevens. [3] President Alexander Crombie Humphreys ended the football program after the 1924 season.

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  1. "1872 Schedule and Results". College Football at Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. Geoffrey Clark, History of Stevens Institute of Technology New Jersey: Jensen/Daniels, 2000, p. 147
  3. Stevens Indicator. Stevens Alumni Association. VII: 77–78. Fall 1890.Missing or empty |title= (help)