1907 University of Georgia football team

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Title

1907 University of Georgia football team

Description

The 1907 University of Georgia football team compiled a 4-3-1 and was coached by W.S. 'Bull' Whitney. The use of 'ringers' (paid semi-professional football players) in latter part of the season marred this team's reputation; 'Bull' Whitney was asked to leave the team, though he denied any wrong-doing. (It should be noted that Georgia Tech was also suspected of having used ringers during this season.) The 1907 team, under the leadership of Branch Bocock (who would coach the 1908 Georgia team), would close the season with a 6-0 victory over archrival Auburn.

This photograph shows team captain R. Kyle Smith posing with the game ball from the Auburn game.

Source

UGA Athletic Association Archive, UA-0055

Publisher

Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Date

1907

Contributor

Hasty

Rights

Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Citation

“1907 University of Georgia football team,” UGA Special Collections Library Online Exhibitions, accessed November 28, 2021, https://digilab.libs.uga.edu/scl/items/show/957.

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