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    Old Historical Pics of FCS Teams Thread

    The Aggie? pic someone recently posted in another thread caught my eye and interest. I really like seeing these old 1880's - 1940's or so Football Pics. I think the Team Photo's are usually more interesting than the action photo's (unless there is blood in the action ones ). So, I thought others might enjoy posting cool pics of theirs or other teams. I'll start with the 1898 Mercer Bears...



    ...a team that almost wasn't, until a GREAT FOOTBALL MOM, Rosalind Burns Gammon, saved the day & saved the sport of Football in the Great (Football-Crazy) State of Georgia...

    "It was in the Virginia game of 1897 that tragedy struck the Georgia Bulldogs. In the second half of that game, a Georgia fullback named Richard Vonalbade ("Von") Gammon, was fatally injured in a play. In reaction to his death, the Georgia, Georgia Tech and Mercer football teams disbanded, the Atlanta Journal ran a headline proclaiming, the "Death Knell of Football" and the Georgia legislature passed a bill to outlaw football in the state of Georgia. As the bill sat on the desk of Georgia Governor William Yates Atkinson, a letter that Gammon's mother, Rosalind Burns Gammon, had written to the state legislature was revealed. In her letter, she pleaded with the legislators not to pass the bill because her son so loved football. As a result reading her letter, Governor Atkinson vetoed the bill to ban football in Georgia"
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    Re: Old Historical Pics of FCS Teams Thread

    Abilene Christian, 1927. Wildcats went 6-1-1 that fall, with a win over Texas Tech. Defense only allowed 25 points all year, 4 shutouts.

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    Re: Old Historical Pics of FCS Teams Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Catatonic View Post
    Abilene Christian, 1927. Wildcats went 6-1-1 that fall, with a win over Texas Tech.

    2 TE's and the Notre Dame Box, I believe - LOVE IT - precursor of the Wishbone, perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    2 TE's and the Notre Dame Box, I believe - LOVE IT - precursor of the Wishbone, perhaps.
    Former SEC Commissioner Tonto Coleman was on that team. Not sure which one he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    2 TE's and the Notre Dame Box, I believe - LOVE IT - precursor of the Wishbone, perhaps.
    QB is way too deep for the ND box and everyone should be on the same side of the center. Might be some sort of variation of it, but not a true ND box offense there.





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    1894 NDAC (North Dakota Agriculture College) Football Team
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    Quote Originally Posted by BisonFan02 View Post


    1894 NDAC (North Dakota Agriculture College) Football Team
    I see some Glee Club guys in that pic... haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by BisonFan02 View Post


    1894 NDAC (North Dakota Agriculture College) Football Team
    Tom Brady would NOT be happy with those footballs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by caribbeanhen View Post
    I see some Glee Club guys in that pic... haha
    First ever team for the NDAC Farmers and they were coached by this guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Luke_Bolley <---worth a read

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    11/12/1894 NORTH DAKOTA W 20-4 - Fargo, ND

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