For the politician, see Roswell H. Tripp.
Roswell Tripp
Biographical details
BornJanuary 1884
Chicago, Illinois
DiedDecember 1962
Playing career
Accomplishments and honors
First-team All-American, 1905

Roswell Tripp (January 1884 – December 1962) was an American football player.

Tripp attended The Hill School at Pottstown, Pennsylvania where he drew his attention for his talent as a football player. Tripp enrolled at the University of Chicago and played at the tackle for Amos Alonzo Stagg's 1902 football team.[1] In January 1903, Tripp transferred to Yale University,[1] where he played guard for Yale University's football teams in 1904 and 1905 after sitting out the 1903 season. He was captain of Yale's championship team of 1905,[2] and was selected by Walter Camp as a first-team All-American in 1905.[3] He later worked as a stockbroker He died in October 1962.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chicago Player to Enter Yale; Tackle Tripp of Football Team Will Play in the East Next Season". Chicago Daily Tribune. 1903-01-10.
  2. "Tripp for Captain: Chicago Lad to be Next Leader of Yale Eleven". The Pittsburgh Press. 1904-11-16.,1254179&dq=roswell+tripp&hl=en.
  3. "All-American Eleven: Walter Camp Selects the Best Football Team; West Figures Prominently". The Washington Post. 1905-12-20.
  4. "R. C. Tripp, 78, Dies; Yale Star". Hartford Courant. 1962-12-11.,+1962&author=&pub=Hartford+Courant&desc=Obituary+8+--+No+Title&pqatl=google.

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