1890 Army Cadets football team

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1890 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1890 record 0–1
Head coach Dennis Michie (1st season)
Captain Dennis Michie
Home stadium The Plain
Seasons
1891 →

The 1890 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1890 college football season. In the Academy's first season fielding a team in intercollegiate football, the Cadets compiled a 0–1 record.[1]

Football began being played at the Academy in 1889, but only one inter-class match game was played that year.[2] During the 1890 season, the Cadets played only one game, on the West Point grounds, losing to the Navy Midshipmen by a 24 to 0 score in the inaugural Army–Navy Game.[3] A week before the game, The New York Times reported that the planned match "is beginning to assume almost national proportions."[4] During the game, Army's quarterback Kirby Walker was knocked out of the game four times, the last time being carried off the field and to the hospital in an unconscious state.[5][6]

After the victory, Navy cadets in Annapolis "fired twenty-four great guns, and then paraded the streets with horns."[7]

A 20-year-old Army player, Dennis Michie, was the captain of the 1890 Army football team,[2] though he is sometimes listed as the team's head coach.[1] Michie was the lightest player on the team at 142 pounds.[2] Michie was killed in 1898 during the Spanish–American War. Army's home football stadium, Michie Stadium, was dedicated in his honor when it opened in 1924.

No Army Cadets were honored on the 1890 College Football All-America Team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
November 29 Navy The PlainWest Point, NY (Army–Navy Game) L 0–24    
All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

The following individuals were members of Army's first intercollegiate football team in 1890.[2]

  • Butler Ames, '93, fullback
  • James Bates Cavanagh, '92, substitute back
  • Elmer W. Clark, '93, left guard, 205 pounds
  • Joseph Thadeus Crabbe, '91, right guard
  • Hanson Edward Ely, '91, substitute on rush line
  • Willard E. Gleason, '92, left tackle
  • John W. Heavey, '91, substitute on rush line
  • Tiemann Newell Horn, '91, substitute back
  • Dennis Michie, '92, captain and drop-kicks
  • James F. Moore, '92, left end
  • Jay Johnson Morrow, '91, substitute back
  • Truman Oscar Murphy, '91, substitute on rush line
  • Harry Howard Pattison, '93, substitute back
  • Leonard Morton Prince, '92, right end
  • Francis Henry Schoeffel, '91, right tackle
  • Edward Julius Timberlake, Jr., '93, right halfback
  • Kirby Walker,'92, quarterback, 145 pounds
  • Frank Allen Wilcox, '92, substitute back

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Army Yearly Results (1890-1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Cadets in the Field: The Contest Between Annapolis and West Point". The Salt Lake Herald. November 30, 1890. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "The Navy Whips The Army: Annapolis's Football Men Conquer West Point's Best". The New York Times. November 30, 1890. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "The Army and Navy Game". The New York Times. November 23, 1890. p. 2. 
  5. ^ "Football". Bismarck Weekly Tribune. December 5, 1890. 
  6. ^ "First Army-Navy Football Game Played; Navy Wins, 24-0". The American Legion's Burn Pit. November 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Naval Cadets Victorious: West Point's Eleven Defeated by Annapolis by the Score of 24 to 0". The New York Tribune. November 30, 1890. p. 5.