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Robert Torrey
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Image from Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum.
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1878-07-12)July 12, 1878
DiedJanuary 12, 1941(1941-01-12) (aged 62)
Playing career
1903–1905Penn
Position(s)Center, Tackle, End
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
First-team All-American, 1905

Robert Grant Torrey (July 12, 1878 – January 12, 1941) was an American football player and coach. He played center and was selected as the captain of the University of Pennsylvania's unbeaten teams of 1904 and 1905 and was selected as a first-team All-American in 1905.

BiographyEdit

Torrey was from Montclair, New Jersey. He enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania in 1902 and played four years of varsity football. As a freshman in 1902, he played at the tackle position, but he was moved to end in 1903. He played center and was selected as the captain of the University of Pennsylvania's unbeaten teams of 1904 and 1905.[1][2][3] He was selected by his teammates as the captain of the 1905 Penn football team and was selected by Walter Camp and Caspar Whitney as a first-team All-American that year.[4][5] In April 1907, Torrey was hired as the field coach for Penn's football team.[6] After retiring from football, Torrey was a medical doctor and became the head of the medical board at Philadelphia's General Hospital. He died in 1941.[7]

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