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Walter Camp born in New Britain, Connecticut

Walter Camp
Walter Camp was born in New Britain, Connecticut on April 7, 1859.  He attended Yale University where he later became coach of the football team.  Before the end of the century, Harper's Magazine had dubbed him the "Father of American Football" since his influence on the game had been undeniable.  Among the innovations he pioneered were the snap from center, the number of downs, the safety, as well as the rest of the points system.  He died in New York City in March 1925.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Harford Powel, Jr., Walter Camp, The Father of American Football: An Authorized Biography (Boston: Little Brown, and Company, 1926), 15.


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