Harry Thayer (American football)

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Harry Thayer
Harry C. Thayer pictured in The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide, 1893
Sport(s) College football
Current position
Team Pennsylvania
Biographical details
Born December 31, 1873
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died August 4, 1936(1936-08-04) (aged 62)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1891-1892 University of Pennsylvania
Position(s) Fullback, Halfback
Accomplishments and honors
1892 College Football All-America Team

Harry Chapman Thayer (December 31, 1873[1] – August 4, 1936)[2] was an All-American football player. He played halfback and fullback for the University of Pennsylvania from 1891–1892 and was chosen for the 1892 College Football All-America Team. After playing fullback for Penn in 1891, Thayer completed his undergraduate studies. He returned to Penn in the fall of 1892 as a post-graduate student at the Wharton School of Business.[3] It was during his post-graduate work the Thayer was selected as an All-American.


  1. ^ [1] International Genealogical Index
  2. ^ "HARRY (3. THAYER, BROKER, 63, IS DEAD; Former Head of Committee in PhilAdelphia to Eliminate Bucket Shops". The New York Times. August 4, 1936. 
  3. ^ "Thayer To Play Football" (PDF). The New York Times. 1892-10-25.