1951 Princeton Tigers football team
|1951 Princeton Tigers football|
|Head coach||Charlie Caldwell (7th season)|
|Captain||David F. Hickok|
|Home stadium||Palmer Stadium (c. 42,000, grass)|
The 1951 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1951 college football season. The team was considered the best in the East, winning the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy, and was ranked sixth nationally. Dick Kazmaier won the Heisman Trophy and was the nation's total offense leader in his senior year as well as the most accurate passer in the country.
|September 29||NYU||No. 18||Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ||W 54–20|
|October 6||at Navy||No. 14||Thompson Stadium • Annapolis, MD||W 24–20|
|October 13||at Penn||No. 13||Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)||W 13–7|
|October 20||Lafayette||No. 9||Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ||W 60–7|
|October 27||No. 12 Cornell||No. 8||Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ||W 53–15|
|November 3||Brown||No. 6||Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ||W 12–0|
|November 10||at Harvard||No. 4||Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA (rivalry)||W 54–13|
|November 17||Yale||No. 6||Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ (Rivalry)||W 27–0|
|November 24||Dartmouth||No. 5||Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ||W 13–0|
|#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.|
Team players drafted into the NFL
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|Dick Pivirotto||Back||15||174||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Dick Kazmaier||Back||15||176||Chicago Bears|
Awards and honors
- "1951 Heisman Trophy Award". Heisman. Archived from the original on August 4, 2009.
- "1952 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
- "Heisman Winners". Heisman. Archived from the original on September 16, 2009.
- "College Football Awards - Maxwell Award". Football.about.com. March 4, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014.