1897 École des Beaux-Arts vs. Académie Julian football game

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First American Football Game in Europe
École des Beaux-Arts vs. Académie Julian
Date November 25, 1897
Season 1897
Location Paris, France

The 1897 École des Beaux-Arts vs. Académie Julian football game was a college football game between American students of the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian, played on Thanksgiving Day November 25, 1897 at 2:30 pm in Levallois near Paris, France. Considered the first American football game ever played in Europe.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The game was promoted by Robert D. Farquhar and was played on the grounds owned by the Racing Club de France.[7]

The Teams[edit]

The teams were to consist of American students, mostly architects, lived in Paris.

  • Robert D. Farquhar, Harvard, '94, quarterback and captain;
  • Joseph Howland Hunt, Harvard, '93, center;
  • H. G. Acken, Columbia, '94, left guard;
  • Charles Merrick Gay, Harvard, '93, right tackle;
  • Samuel Lendall Pitts, Harvard, '97, left end;
  • Édouard Frère Champney, Harvard, '96, right end;
  • John Harleston Parker, Harvard, '93, right halfback;
  • Howard P. Greenley, Trinity, '94, left halfback;
  • George Richmond Fearing, Harvard, '93, fullback;
  • John S. Humphries, Technology, '95, quarterback and captain;
  • Louis Warren Pulsifer, Columbia, '91, right guard;
  • Paul Armon Davis III, Penn, '94, left guard;
  • Robert Gray Dodge, Harvard, '93, right tackle;
  • Kenneth MacKenzie Murchison, Columbia, 94, left tackle;
  • J. H. Lee, Yale, '95, right end;
  • H. B. Hartshorn, New York, left end;
  • Francke Huntington Bosworth, Yale, '97, right halfback;
  • Arthur Brown, Jr., University of California, '96, left halfback,
  • John P. Bakewell, Jr., University of California, '95, fullback.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football". Gallica. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Match de Football américain". Gallica. Retrieved August 2, 2015.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "Le Football américain". Gallica. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Football". Gallica. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Football américain". Gallica. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Football américain". Gallica. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Brooklyn Life December 11, 1897". newspapers.com. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brooklyn Life December 11, 1897". newspapers.com. Retrieved August 17, 2015.