1917 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1917 Yale Bulldogs football
1917 Yale informal football team.jpeg
Conference Independent
1917 record 3–0
Head coach Arthur Brides (1st season)
Home stadium Yale Bowl
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The 1917 Yale Bulldogs football team, commonly known in 1917 as the Yale "Informals",[1][2] represented Yale University in the 1917 college football season. The team compiled an undefeated 3–0 record and outscored opponents by a total of 47 to 0 in games against Loomis Institute (a private boarding school), New Haven Naval Base, and Trinity College.[3] No Yale player received first-team honors on the 1917 College Football All-America Team.


October 27 Loomis InstituteW 7–0 [4]
November 10 New Haven Naval BaseW 33–0 [2]
November 17 Trinity
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 7–0500[1]


  • A. D. Hendrickson, left end
  • W. W. Meekins, left tackle
  • G. Williams, left guard
  • H. S. Walters, center
  • A. M. Vorys, right guard
  • K. Hamill, right tackle
  • M. Borders, right end
  • C. J. Stewart, fullback
  • S. L. Reinhardt, right halfback
  • C. G. Stradella, left halfback
  • G. W. O'Connor, quarterback
  • G. M. Sidenberg, substitute guard
  • W. Bushby, substitute halfback
  • J. P. Weyerhauser, substitute center


Coaching staff[edit]

Tad Jones, who had been Yale's head coach in 1916, was called away from Yale for government service during the 1917 season. In his place, Arthur Brides served as the team's coach. Charles J. Stewart was the team captain, and Philip C. Walsh was the team manager. John Mack was the trainer and Brides' chief assistant coach.[5][3]


  1. ^ a b "Trinity Beaten By Yale: Yale Informals Defeat Trinity". The Hartford Daily Courant. November 18, 1917. p. 33 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Yale Informal 33, New Haven Naval Base 0". The Hartford Daily Courant. November 11, 1917. p. 35 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ a b c The Yale Banner and Pot Pourri, Volume 10. p. 243. 
  4. ^ "Yale Informal Opens Season With Victory". Norwich Bulletin. October 29, 1917. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Dr. Brides Heads Football At Yale". The Hartford Daily Courant. October 22, 1917. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.