American Football Database
1893 Carlisle Indians football
1893 record2–1
Head coachW. G. Thompson (1st season)
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The 1893 Carlisle Indians football team represented the Carlisle Indians football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School during the 1893 college football season. The sport was reinstituted after a long absence. The Indians were coached by W. G. Thompson in the school's first year of organized intercollegiate football recognized by the NCAA.[1] The Indians were consistently outsized by the teams they scheduled, and they in turn relied on speed and guile to remain competitive. The team compiled a record of 2–1; outscored opponents 60 to 16. Richard Henry Pratt laid out the fundamental rule of Carlisle football; "Promise me that you'll never slug."[2]


October 11vs. Dickinson School of LawCarlisle, PAL 0–16
November 11Harrisburg HS
  • Indian Field
  • Carlisle, PA
W 10–0
November 30Education Home
  • Indian Field
  • Carlisle, PA
W 5–0



  1. Official 2007 NCAA Division I Records Book, National Collegiate Athletic Association, p. 399, 2007.
  2. Lars Anderson. Carlisle vs. Army. p. 286.
  3. Coaching Records Game By Game, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved July 16, 2010.