1951 Princeton Tigers football team

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1951 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 6
1951 record 9–0
Head coach Charlie Caldwell (7th season)
Captain David F. Hickok
Home stadium Palmer Stadium (c. 42,000, grass)
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →

The 1951 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1951 college football season. The team was considered the best in the East, winning the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy, and was ranked sixth nationally. Dick Kazmaier won the Heisman Trophy and was the nation's total offense leader in his senior year as well as the most accurate passer in the country.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 29 NYU No. 18 Palmer StadiumPrinceton, NJ W 54–20  
October 6 at Navy No. 14 Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 24–20  
October 13 at Penn No. 13 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA (rivalry) W 13–7  
October 20 Lafayette No. 9 Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ W 60–7  
October 27 No. 12 Cornell No. 8 Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ W 53–15  
November 3 Brown No. 6 Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ W 12–0  
November 10 at Harvard No. 4 Harvard StadiumAllston, MA (rivalry) W 54–13  
November 17 Yale No. 6 Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ (Rivalry) W 27–0  
November 24 Dartmouth No. 5 Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ W 13–0  
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Dick Pivirotto Back 15 174 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dick Kazmaier Back 15 176 Chicago Bears

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1951 Heisman Trophy Award". Heisman. Archived from the original on August 4, 2009.
  2. ^ "1952 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Heisman Winners". Heisman. Archived from the original on September 16, 2009.
  4. ^ "College Football Awards - Maxwell Award". Football.about.com. March 4, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014.