1951 Princeton Tigers football
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
1951 record9–0
Head coachCharlie Caldwell (7th season)
CaptainDavid F. Hickok
Home stadiumPalmer Stadium (c. 42,000, grass)
← 1950
1952 →

The 1951 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1951 college football season. The team was considered the best in the East, winning the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy, and was ranked sixth nationally. Dick Kazmaier won the Heisman Trophy and was the nation's total offense leader in his senior year as well as the most accurate passer in the country.[1]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

September 29NYUNo. 18W 54–20
October 6at NavyNo. 14W 24–20
October 13at PennNo. 13W 13–7
October 20LafayetteNo. 9
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 60–7
October 27No. 12 CornellNo. 8
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 53–15
November 3BrownNo. 6
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 12–0
November 10at HarvardNo. 4W 54–13
November 17YaleNo. 6
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (Rivalry)
W 27–0
November 24DartmouthNo. 5
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 13–0
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit | edit source]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Dick Pivirotto Back 15 174 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dick Kazmaier Back 15 176 Chicago Bears


Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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