1917 Yale Bulldogs football
1917 record3–0
Head coachArthur Brides (1st season)
Home stadiumYale Bowl
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The 1917 Yale Bulldogs football team, commonly known in 1917 as the Yale "Informals",[1][2] represented Yale University in the 1917 college football season. The team compiled an undefeated 3–0 record and outscored opponents by a total of 47 to 0 in games against Loomis Institute (a private boarding school), New Haven Naval Base, and Trinity College.[3] No Yale player received first-team honors on the 1917 College Football All-America Team.


October 27 Loomis Institute Windsor, CTW 7–0 [4]
November 10 New Haven Naval BaseW 33–0 [2]
November 17 Trinity
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 7–0500[1]


  • A. D. Hendrickson, left end
  • W. W. Meekins, left tackle
  • G. Williams, left guard
  • H. S. Walters, center
  • A. M. Vorys, right guard
  • K. Hamill, right tackle
  • M. Borders, right end
  • C. J. Stewart, fullback
  • S. L. Reinhardt, right halfback
  • C. G. Stradella, left halfback
  • G. W. O'Connor, quarterback
  • G. M. Sidenberg, substitute guard
  • W. Bushby, substitute halfback
  • J. P. Weyerhauser, substitute center


Coaching staffEdit

Tad Jones, who had been Yale's head coach in 1916, was called away from Yale for government service during the 1917 season. In his place, Arthur Brides served as the team's coach. Charles J. Stewart was the team captain, and Philip C. Walsh was the team manager. John Mack was the trainer and Brides' chief assistant coach.[5][3]


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