Sam Thorne

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Sam Thorne
Sam "Brick" Thorne.jpg
Biographical details
Born (1873-09-19)September 19, 1873
New York, New York
Died June 3, 1930(1930-06-03) (aged 56)
New York, New York
Playing career
1893–1895 Yale
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1896 Yale
Head coaching record
Overall 13–1
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1895
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1970 (profile)

Samuel Brinckerhoff "Brinck" Thorne (September 19, 1873 – June 3, 1930) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Yale University as halfback from 1893 to 1894. As a senior and team captain in 1895, Thorn was named an All-American. He returned to Yale in 1896 to serve as head football coach for a season, during which he guided the Bulldogs to a 13–1 record. Thorne was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1970.


Born in New York City, Thorne graduated from Yale University in 1896 and was a member of Skull and Bones. He played for Yale for three years, was captain his senior year, and he was selected for the 1895 College Football All-America Team.[1] He studied mining engineering at Lafayette College and was in the mining business for many years.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1896)
1896 Yale 13–1
Yale: 13–1
Total: 13–1


  1. ^ a b "Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1929-1930". Yale University. December 1, 1930. pp. 149–51. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 

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