AMOS ALONZO STAGG - AUTOGRAPH 01/26/1928 - HFSID 290894
Sale Price $382.50
AMOS ALONZO STAGG
His signature as professor and coach at the University of Chicago, a football powerhouse under his leadership
Signature: "Amos Alonzo Stagg/Professor and Director/Department of Physical Culture & Athletics/University of Chicago/Football Coach 1892 -/Jan. 26, 1928", 5x3 card. Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862-1965) played and coached football for 71 years. He was 98 years old when he retired as a football coach from Stockton Junior College on September 16, 1960. He played at Yale and made the original All-America football team in 1889. Stagg is credited with the use of dummies for tackling practice and introducing (at the University of Chicago) the end-around play, the shift and the man in motion. During Stagg's thirty years at Chicago (1892-1932), the University was a football powerhouse and a founder of the Big Ten Conference. Stagg also coached baseball and basketball there for shorter periods. Stagg was 102 when he died. Lightly toned around edges. Mounting residue on verso. Pencil mark (unknown hand) at left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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