? When were
numbers first used on football jerseys?
? Washington &
Jefferson tried them in 1908, but the idea was quickly dropped and not picked
up again until Amos Alonzo Stagg numbered his University of Chicago team in a
game against Wisconsin in 1913. Although this identification system pleased
both the press and the spectators at the time, it wasn't widely adopted by the
major colleges until after World War I.
? Walter Camp's
first All-America selections were made in 1889, and for six years the players
chosen on his first teams played for one of four colleges: Harvard, Princeton,
Yale and Pennsylvania. Who was the first "outsider" to make Camp's top
Clinton R. Wyckoff of Cornell was chosen in 1895.
? What player was
the nation's scoring leader in 1912?
? Jim Thorpe,
playing for Carlisle, made 198 points. He also scored the most touchdowns in
the country that year—25.
? Who holds the
record for the most points scored in his college career?
?Willie Heston, an
All-America halfback on the University of Michigan's famous
"point-a-minute" team, amassed 465 points in four seasons
? How many linemen
have won the Heisman Trophy since its inception in 1935?
?Only two. End
Larry Kelley of Yale won it in 1936 and Leon Hart of Notre Dame, also an end,
took the award in 1949.