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Camp, Walter Chauncey

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Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1925 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Football Coach, Football Player

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1859 - Born in the city of New Britain, Connecticut, on the 7th of April, the son of Leverett L. and Ellen Cornwell Camp. American football coach and player.

1880 - Graduated at Yale College where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

         - Camp was a participant in a number of outdoor sports but specialized in football, playing every year. At the Medical School he was particularly interested in acquiring knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

1888 - He was back in New Haven via employment with the New Haven Clock Company, a firm with which he was associated for the rest of his life.

1889 - A remarkable indication of the respect he possessed was the speed by which Walter Camp's annual selection of an "All-American Team," begun, was uniformly accepted as definitive by all associated with American football.

1890 - The All-America team was published for the last time in The Week's Sport.

1891 - The teams were presented in Harper's Weekly.

1899 - Camp published an All-America team for Collier's. .

1892 - Served as Stanford's football coach, compiling a 12-3 record with the team.

1909 - Walter Camp in effect created a literature of football: Football: How to Coach a Team; American Football; Walter Camp's Book of College Sports; The Substitute; and Jack Hall at Yale.

1917 - World War I forced Camp to pick an All-Service team.

1925 - Died on 14th of March and was interred at Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut.

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