1908 Rutgers Queensmen football team

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1908 Rutgers Queensmen football
Rutgers athletics logo.png
Conference Independent
1908 record 3–5–1
Head coach Joseph T. Smith (1st season)
Captain Charles E. Corbin
Home stadium Neilson Field
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →

The 1908 Rutgers Queensmen football team represented Rutgers University in the 1908 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Joseph T. Smith, the Queensmen compiled a 3–5–1 record and were outscored by their opponents, 104 to 53.[1][2] The team captain, for the second consecutive year, was Charles E. Corbin.[3]

The Rutgers yearbook put a positive spin on the season: "The football season of 1908 turned out to be very successful, considering the poor prospects which seemed to face us before the opening of college in the fall."[4]

The following players earned varsity letters for their participation on the 1908 football team:[5]

  • James Woods Babcock, Paterson, NJ, Class of 1909
  • Myron Hamilton Beekman, Rosendale, NY, Class of 1909
  • Charles Eli Corbin, Oxford, NY, Class of 1909
  • Allen Dale Cloke, Rahway, NJ, Class of 1909
  • Samuel S. Demarest, Bergenfield, NJ, Class of 1909
  • Frederick Foster Read, Arlington, NJ, Class of 1909
  • F. Rudolph Steinke, Elizabeth, NJ, Class of 1909
  • William Henry Wallace, Moorestown, NJ, Class of 1909
  • Booz, Class of 1910
  • Thomas Laughlin Hanson, Class of 1910
  • Edwin Thomas Leslie, Class of 1910
  • Arthur Thomas McMichael, Class of 1910
  • E. T. Goode 1911
  • Rogers 1911
  • H. A. Smith 1911
  • Alverson 1912
  • Carpender 1912
  • H. C. Cooper 1912
  • Freystadt 1912

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1905–1909)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Rutgers Football Media Guide". Rutgers University. 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ The Scarlet Letter, Class of 1910. Greek Letter Fraternities of Rutgers College. June 1909. p. 78=79. 
  5. ^ 1910 Scarlet Letter, p. 85.