1896 Football Team

Football (Inducted 2012-13)

1896  Football Team

The 1896 football team posted an 11-0-1 record - highlighted by 10 shutouts - en route to Lafayette's first national championship. Coached by Parke Davis, the Leopards outscored their opponents 240-10 during the 12-game slate. Maroon Club Hall of Famers halfback George "Rose" Barclay 1898 and guard Charles "Babe" Rinehart 1898 both played on the 1896 squad.

Lafayette's 1896 National Championship football team