Philip King (American Football)
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Philip King American Football
Philip King
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Biographical details
Born(1872-03-16)March 16, 1872
Washington, D.C.
DiedJanuary 7, 1938(1938-01-07) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall73-14-1 (football)
Accomplishments and honors
3 Western (1896, 1897, 1901)
Consensus All-American (1891, 1892, 1893)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1962 (profile)

Philip King (March 16, 1872 - January 7, 1938) was an American football player, coach, and lawyer. He played quarterback for the Princeton Tigers football team of Princeton University from 1890 to 1893, and was selected to the College Football All-America Team in 1891, 1892, and 1893. After his playing days, he served as the head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1896 to 1902 and again in 1905, and at Georgetown University in 1903, compiling a career college football record of 73-14-1. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1962.

Early life

King, who was Jewish, was born in Washington, D.C.[1][2]

Coaching career

At Wisconsin, King compiled a 66-11-1 (.853) record. The Badgers had four nine-win seasons during his tenure. King's 1896 and 1897 teams won the first two football championships of the Big Ten Conference, then known as the Western Conference. King's 1901 Wisconsin team went 9-0, outscored its opponents 317-5, and tied with Michigan for another conference title. His 66 wins was the most of any head coach in program history until Barry Alvarez passed him in 1999.

In 1903, King guided the Georgetown Blue and Gray to a 7-3 record.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wisconsin Badgers (Western Conference) (1896-1902)
1896 Wisconsin 7-1-1 2-0-1 1st
1897 Wisconsin 9-1 3-0 1st
1898 Wisconsin 9-1 2-1 3rd
1899 Wisconsin 9-2 4-1 2nd
1900 Wisconsin 8-1 2-1 3rd
1901 Wisconsin 9-0 2-0 T-1st
1902 Wisconsin 6-3 1-3 6th
Georgetown Blue and Gray (Independent) (1903)
1903 Georgetown 7-3
Georgetown: 7-3
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten Conference) (1905)
1905 Wisconsin 8-2 1-2 5th
Wisconsin: 66-11-1 17-8-1
Total: 73-14-1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

See also


  1. ^ Bernstein, M.F. (2009). Princeton Football. Arcadia Publishing. p. 23. ISBN 9780738565842. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Jews In American Sports; Phil King; Little Big Man". Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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