Harry Beecher

Harry Beecher

Beecher depicted on one of the first football card's
Yale Bulldogs
Position Quarterback
Class Graduate
Career history
College Yale (18841887)
Career highlights and awards
  • National championship (1886, 1887)

Henry Ward "Harry" Beecher was a college football player and sportswriter.[1]

Early years

Beecher was the nephew of Harriett Beecher Stowe.


Beecher was a prominent quarterback for the Yale Bulldogs football team of Yale University, called by one writer the school's greatest ever at the position.[2]


He accounted for 33 touchdowns in 1886.[3]


He was captain in 1887.[4] One source lists Beecher as the player of the year.[5]


  1. Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide. 1905. p. 67.
  2. Physical Education. p. 56.
  3. Bob Barton (August 2008). "Yale's Beecher: A Forgotten Mr Touchdown" (PDF). College Football Historical Society. 21 (4).
  4. Sally Jenkins. The Real All Americans. p. 106.
  5. Claire Walter. Winners, the blue ribbon encyclopedia of awards. p. 685.

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