Edgar Glass (American football)

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Edgar T. Glass
Date of birth: c. 1880
Place of birth: Syracuse, New York
Date of death: April 9, 1944
Place of death: Hartford, Connecticut
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
College: Cornell University

Edgar Toll Glass (c. 1880 – April 9, 1944) was an American football player. He played college football at Syracuse University and Yale University. He was selected as a consensus All-American at the guard position in 1902.[1][2] Glass played two years of college football at Syracuse before coming to Yale and, after a challenge to his eligibility by Harvard, was declared ineligible to compete in the 1903 football season under the four-year eligibility rule.[3][4][5] He was also a shot putter who participated in the combined Harvard-Yale track team that traveled to England in 1904 to compete against athletes from Oxford and Cambridge.[6] Glass was born in Syracuse, New York, and lived in West Hartford, Connecticut, in his later years. He was a sales manager for Steel and Tubes, Inc.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Award Winners". NCAA. 2012. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "Yales Giant Guard: Edgar T. Glass". Boston Daily Globe. November 14, 1902. 
  3. ^ "Glass Out of Football: "Sacrificed to the Letter of a Rule', Says Yale Alumni Weekly". Boston Evening Transcript. February 21, 1903. 
  4. ^ "Glass Ineligible". Providence News. January 30, 1903. 
  5. ^ "No Excuses at Harvard, But Glass Must Go". The Pittsburgh Press. November 26, 1902. 
  6. ^ a b "Edgar T. Glass". The New York Times. April 10, 1944. 
  7. ^ "E. T. Glass Dies: Once Yale Athlete; West Hartford Sales Manager; Selected All-American Football Guard in 1902-1903". The Hartford Courant. April 10, 1944.