1893 Carlisle Indians football team

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. https://books.google.com/books?id=sT8uCriUVloC&pg=PA286&lpg=PA286#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  3. Coaching Records Game By Game, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved July 16, 2010.
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