|1951 Princeton Tigers football|
|Head coach||Charlie Caldwell (7th season)|
|Captain||David F. Hickok|
|Home stadium||Palmer Stadium (c. 42,000, grass)|
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.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|September 29||NYU||No. 18||W 54–20|
|October 6||at Navy||No. 14||W 24–20|
|October 13||at Penn||No. 13||W 13–7|
|October 20||Lafayette||No. 9||W 60–7|
|October 27||No. 12 Cornell||No. 8||W 53–15|
|November 3||Brown||No. 6||W 12–0|
|November 10||at Harvard||No. 4||W 54–13|
|November 17||Yale||No. 6||W 27–0|
|November 24||Dartmouth||No. 5||W 13–0|
Team players drafted into the NFL[edit | edit source]
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|Dick Pivirotto||Back||15||174||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Dick Kazmaier||Back||15||176||Chicago Bears|
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "1951 Heisman Trophy Award". Heisman. Archived from the original on August 4, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090804044621/http://www.heisman.com/winners/d-kazmaier51.html.
- "1952 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1952.htm. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
- "Heisman Winners". Heisman. Archived from the original on September 16, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090916003323/http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html.
- "College Football Awards - Maxwell Award". Football.about.com. March 4, 2014. http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/maxwellaward.htm. Retrieved August 15, 2014.