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1908 Rutgers Queensmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1908 record3–5–1
Head coachJoseph T. Smith (1st season)
CaptainCharles E. Corbin
Home stadiumNeilson Field
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →

The 1908 Rutgers Queensmen football team represented Rutgers University in the 1908 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Joseph T. Smith, the Queensmen compiled a 3–5–1 record and were outscored by their opponents, 104 to 53.[1][2] The team captain, for the second consecutive year, was Charles E. Corbin.[3]

The Rutgers yearbook put a positive spin on the season: "The football season of 1908 turned out to be very successful, considering the poor prospects which seemed to face us before the opening of college in the fall."[4]

The following players earned varsity letters for their participation on the 1908 football team:[5]

  • James Woods Babcock, Paterson, NJ, Class of 1909
  • Myron Hamilton Beekman, Rosendale, NY, Class of 1909
  • Charles Eli Corbin, Oxford, NY, Class of 1909
  • Allen Dale Cloke, Rahway, NJ, Class of 1909
  • Samuel S. Demarest, Bergenfield, NJ, Class of 1909
  • Frederick Foster Read, Arlington, NJ, Class of 1909
  • F. Rudolph Steinke, Elizabeth, NJ, Class of 1909
  • William Henry Wallace, Moorestown, NJ, Class of 1909
  • Booz, Class of 1910
  • Thomas Laughlin Hanson, Class of 1910
  • Edwin Thomas Leslie, Class of 1910
  • Arthur Thomas McMichael, Class of 1910
  • E. T. Goode 1911
  • Rogers 1911
  • H. A. Smith 1911
  • Alverson 1912
  • Carpender 1912
  • H. C. Cooper 1912
  • Freystadt 1912

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