E. Pratt King

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E. Pratt King
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King pictured in Debris 1905, Purdue yearbook
Career information
Position(s) Head Coach/Guard
College Chicago, Purdue
High school Mercersburg Academy (PA)
Career history
As coach
1907 Delaware
As player
1906 Massillon Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Ernest Pratt King was an American college football head coach who was Delaware football program's sixth head coach. He led them to an 0–5–1 overall record in 1907—his only season.

College playing career[edit]

King played four years at Mercersburg Academy. He then attended the University of Chicago, where he played for one season. He then spent the next three years playing at Purdue University.[1][2]

Professional playing career[edit]

King was also a professional American football player with the Massillon Tigers. He was signed by the Tigers in 1906 to play in the Ohio League championship against the Canton Bulldogs in a two-game series. Massillon would go on to lose the first game of the series, 10–5, but won the second game (and the championship) by a score of 13–6 and clinched the 1906 league championship. However rumors of a gamblers fixing the game tainted the championship.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Delaware (Independent) (1907)
1907 Delaware 0–5–1
Delaware: 0–5–1
Total: 0–5–1


  1. ^ "University of Delaware Athletics" (PDF). University of Delaware. 1909. p. 154. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Purdue Football All-Time Letterwinners: From 1887-2009". Purdue Boilermakers. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Blondy Wallace and the Biggest Football Scandal Ever" (PDF). PFRA Annual. Professional Football Researchers Association. 5: 1–16. 1984. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-04.