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Film footage of 1903 college football game

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 23, 2012

This is the oldest surviving clip of an American football game, in which we see Princeton and Yale battle in 1903.

The game footage starts at around 2:00. It resembles the current game of football in name only…before the forward pass, yards and points were difficult to come by and the game seems more like rugby or 11-on-11 wrestling. (via sly oyster)

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