|Born||September 14, 1892|
Massena, New York
|Died||November 30, 1958 66) (aged|
Massena, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|c. 1914||Colgate (assistant)|
|1915||Compton HS (CA)|
|1918||Camp Merritt (NJ)|
|1922||St. Lawrence (assistant)|
Thomas Talbot Sullivan (September 14, 1892 – November 30, 1958) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at George Washington University in 1916, Bates College from 1919 to 1920, and St. Lawrence University from 1925 to 1937. Sullivan played college football as an end at Colgate University.He also coached baseball at St. Lawrence. Sullivan returned to his alma mater, Colgate, in 1921 as an assistant football coach under head coach Ellery Huntington Jr. He died on November 30, 1958, at Massena Memorial Hospital in Massena, New York, after suffering a heart attack.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, the team with possession of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with the ball or passing it, while the defense, the team without possession of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs or plays; if they fail, they turn over the football to the defense, but if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to continue the drive. Points are scored primarily by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
The George Washington University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. It was chartered in 1821 by an act of the United States Congress.
Bates College is a private liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine. Anchored by the Historic Quad, the campus of Bates totals 813 acres (329 ha) with a small urban campus which includes 33 Victorian Houses as some of the dormitories. It maintains 600 acres (240 ha) of nature preserve known as the "Bates-Morse Mountain" near Campbell Island and a coastal center on Atkins Bay. With an annual enrollment of approximately 1,800 students, it is the smallest college in its athletic conference. As a result of its small student body, Bates retains selective admission rates and little to no transfer percentages. The nominal cost of attendance is considered very high with tuition frequently among the most expensive in the United States.
Daniel John Fortmann was an American football player, coach, and team doctor. He played college football at Colgate University. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears as a guard from 1936 to 1943. He was selected as an All-Pro for seven consecutive years from 1937 to 1943. He was the Bears' team captain starting in 1940 and led the team to NFL championships in 1940, 1941, and 1943.
Morris Hiram "Red" Badgro was an American football player and football coach who also played professional baseball. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981.
William Wallace Wade was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at the University of Alabama from 1923 to 1930 and at Duke University from 1931 to 1941 and again from 1946 to 1950, compiling a career college football record of 171–49–10. His tenure at Duke was interrupted by military service during World War II. Wade's Alabama Crimson Tide football teams of 1925, 1926, and 1930 have been recognized as national champions, while his 1938 Duke team had an unscored upon regular season, giving up its only points in the final minute of the 1939 Rose Bowl. Wade won a total of ten Southern Conference football titles, four with Alabama and six with the Duke Blue Devils. He coached in five Rose Bowls including the 1942 game, which was relocated from Pasadena, California to Durham, North Carolina after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
August Mike Michalske, sometimes known as "Iron Mike", was an American football player and coach. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of its second induction class in 1964. He was also named in 1969 to the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.
James Gleason Dunn Conzelman was an American football player and coach, baseball executive, and advertising executive. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964 and was selected in 1969 as a quarterback on the National Football League 1920s All-Decade Team.
John Leo "Paddy" Driscoll was an American football and baseball player and football coach. A triple-threat man in football, he was regarded as the best drop kicker and one of the best overall players in the early years of the National Football League (NFL). He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
George Edkin Little was an American football player, and coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator.
James Paul Maher was an American labor union official, businessman, and politician. A Democrat, he is most notable for his service as a U.S. Representative from New York, a position he held for five terms (1911-1921).
Ellery Channing Huntington Jr. was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a quarterback at Colgate University. Huntington also served as the 19th head football coach at Colgate, holding that position for three seasons, from 1919 until 1921 and compuling a record of 10–10–5. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972.
The 1925 college football season ended with no clear national champion. At the close of the season, noted sports writer Billy Evans described the championship contest as "a dead heat" among Dartmouth, Tulane, Michigan, Washington, and Alabama.
The Marquette Golden Avalanche football program, commonly known as the Marquette Hilltoppers from approximately 1940 to 1953 and as the Marquette Warriors from 1954 to 1960, was the intercollegiate American football team for Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first team was fielded in 1892.
Wesley Theodore "Moose" Englehorn was an American football player and coach. Born in Helena, Montana, Englehorn first gained fame as a football player for Spokane High School. While he was a junior in high school, he was reportedly recruited by Princeton University to come east to play football for the school. A newspaper account in 1907 reported: "It is expected that Wesley Englehorn, the giant left tackle of the high school team, will also enter the Eastern college. If this materializes the Spokane high school will be weakened next year by the loss of two of its greatest players. ... Englehorn is also a strong basket ball player and track athlete." Englehorn did not enroll at Princeton and instead played for two years on the All Star Pacific Northwest football and basketball teams. He began his collegiate career at Washington State College. After playing one year of football at Washington State, Englehorn enrolled at Dartmouth College, where he played two years at the tackle position. He was elected team captain for the 1913 season, but he was declared ineligible under "the so-called three-year rule" because of his year at Washington State. Though ineligible to play, Englehorn served as the team's assistant coach in 1913 and was elected class president. He was selected as a first-team All-American in 1912. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1914 and worked as a football coach for several years thereafter. From 1914 to 1916, he was the football coach at Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1917, he was hired as the line coach and first assistant football coach at Colgate University. In 1920, he was an assistant coach under Frank Cavanaugh at Boston College. In 1921, he was hired as the head football coach at Amherst College. In January 1922, Englehorn announced his retirement from coaching. Shortly before his death at age 103, Englehorn said, "It's the football I remember best ... the teammates .. the teamwork." Prior to his death in 1993, he was living at Stapeley Hall, a home for the elderly in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the oldest living All-American football player.
James Francis Duffy Jr. was an American football player and coach. A Massachusetts native, Duffy played college football as a quarterback at Colgate University. He was the head coach of the University of Detroit football team for six seasons between 1917 and 1924 and led the program to national prominence. His coaching career was interrupted by one year of military service during World War I and by his retirement after the 1922 season. In his first five years as the team's head coach, his teams compiled a 39–7–1 record. He returned to coaching in 1924 and sustained the only losing record of his career. After retiring from football, Duffy practiced law and served for a time as Michigan's boxing commissioner.
Richard Smith Lyon was an American football player and coach and athletic administrator. He played college football as a quarterback at Colgate University (1945–1946) and held coaching positions at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Ithaca College, and the United States Military Academy. He also served as athletic director at RPI from 1972 until his death in 1976.
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The 1947 Merchant Marine Mariners football team was an American football team that represented the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, during the 1947 college football season. In its second season under head coach William Reinhart, the team compiled a 2–9 record and was outscored by a total of 283 to 100. In addition to being the head coach, Reinhart was a commander in the United States Merchant Marine and served as the academy's athletic director. The team played its home games at Tomb Memorial Field.
The 1925 Holy Cross Crusaders football team was an American football team represented the College of the Holy Cross as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its seventh season under head coach Cleo A. O'Donnell, the team compiled an 8–2 record and defeated Harvard for the first time in school history. The team played its home games at Fitton Field in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The 1925 Lafayette Leopards football team was an American football team that represented Lafayette College as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its second season under head coach Herb McCracken, the team compiled a 7–1–1 record. The team's victory over St. Bonaventure on October 31, 1925, marked the start of a 16-game winning streak that continued until October 15, 1927.
The 1925 CCNY Lavender football team was an American football team that represented the City College of New York (CCNY) as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its second season under head coach Harold J. Parker, CCNY compiled a 2–5 record, was shut out by five of seven opponents, and was outscored by all opponents by a total of 171 to 28. The team played its home games at Lewisohn Stadium in New York City.
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