Foster Rockwell

Foster Rockwell
Biographical details
Born (1880-08-15)August 15, 1880
Died January 26, 1942(1942-01-26) (aged 61)
Phoenix, Arizona
Playing career
1902–1904 Yale
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1906 Yale
Accomplishments and honors
All-American (1902, 1904)

Foster Haven Rockwell (August 15, 1880 – January 26, 1942)[1] was an All-American football player and hotelier. A native of Vermont, Rockwell played football at Yale University and was selected as the quarterback on the 1902 College Football All-America Team and was a member of Skull and Bones.[2]:116 He later served the head football coach at Yale in 1906, leading the team to a national championship. He also coached football at the United States Naval Academy. In 1911, Rockwell moved to Arizona where he owned and operated the Hotel Adams in Phoenix for more than 20 years. He was also the founder of the Arizona Hotel Association. Rockwell died in Phoenix at age 61 in 1942.[3][4][5][6][7][8]


  1. "OBITUARY RECORD OF GRADUATES DECEASED DURING THE YEAR ENDING JULY 1 1942" (PDF). Yale University. 1943. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
  2. "Foster Rockwell Claimed By Death". Tucson Daily Citizen. 1942-01-27.
  3. "Former All-American Died Monday In Arizona". Fitchburg Sentinel. 1942-01-27.
  4. "Former Grid Star Dies In Phoenix". Reno Evening Gazette. 1942-01-27.
  5. "Rockwell Funeral Services Are Held". Tucson Daily Citizen. 1942-01-28.
  6. "Foster Rockwell Is Dead". San Antonio Light. 1942-01-28.
  7. "Foster Rockwell, Owner of Phoenix Hotel, Dies". Albuquerque Journal. 1942-01-28.
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