Frank Butterworth
File:Frank Butterworth.jpg
Biographical details
Born(1870-09-21)September 21, 1870
Warren County, Ohio
DiedAugust 22, 1950(1950-08-22) (aged 79)
Hamden, Connecticut
Playing career
Position(s)Fullback, halfback
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1 National (1897)
All-American, 1893
All-American, 1894

Frank Seiler Butterworth Sr. (September 21, 1870 – August 21, 1950)[1] was an American football player and coach. Butterworth attended Yale University where he was a fullback on Yale's football teams and a member of the Skull and Bones society.[1] He was famously enucleated by Bert Waters during "The Bloodbath in Hampden Park". He was selected as an All-American in 1893 and 1894. Butterworth was also a track star and boxer at Yale.[2] After his college career was over, Butterworth coached football at the University of California, Berkeley (1895–1896) and Yale (1897–1898).[3] The 1897 Yale football team coached by Butterworth went undefeated with two ties, against Army and Harvard.[2]

Butterworth worked for the bankers Bertron & Storrs, was a senior partner with real estate brokers F. S. Butterworth & Company, and was president of the New Haven Hotel Company. Her served as a Connecticut State Senator from 1907 to 1909 and was a Second Lieutenant in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I.[1] Butterworth died in his sleep at age 79 in Connecticut.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
California Golden Bears (Independent) (1895–1896)
1895 California 3–1–1
1896 California 6–2–2
California: 9–3–3
Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1897–1898)
1897 Yale 9–0–2
1898 Yale 9–2
Yale: 18–2–2
Total: 27–5–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Obituary Record Of Graduates Of The Undergraduate Schools Deceased During The Year 1950-1951". Yale University. January 1, 1952. pp. 30. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Frank Butterworth Dies In His Sleep". Charleston Gazette. August 22, 1950.
  3. "Frank S. Butterworth Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 1, 2007.

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