Foster Rockwell

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Foster Rockwell
Biographical details
Born (1880-08-15)August 15, 1880
Vermont
Died January 26, 1942(1942-01-26) (aged 61)
Phoenix, Arizona
Playing career
1902–1904 Yale
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1906 Yale
Head coaching record
Overall 9–0–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 National (1906)
Awards
2x consensus All-American (1902, 1904)

Foster Haven Rockwell (August 15, 1880 – January 26, 1942)[1] was an All-American football player and hotelier. A native of Vermont, Rockwell played football at Yale University and was selected as the quarterback on the 1902 College Football All-America Team and was a member of Skull and Bones.[2]:116 He later served the head football coach at Yale in 1906, leading the team to a national championship. He also coached football at the United States Naval Academy. In 1911, Rockwell moved to Arizona where he owned and operated the Hotel Adams in Phoenix for more than 20 years. He was also the founder of the Arizona Hotel Association. Rockwell died in Phoenix at age 61 in 1942.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1906)
1906 Yale 9–0–1
Yale: 9–0–1
Total: 9–0–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "OBITUARY RECORD OF GRADUATES DECEASED DURING THE YEAR ENDING JULY 1 1942" (PDF). Yale University. 1943. Retrieved April 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Foster Rockwell Claimed By Death". Tucson Daily Citizen. January 27, 1942. 
  4. ^ "Former All-American Died Monday In Arizona". Fitchburg Sentinel. January 27, 1942. 
  5. ^ "Former Grid Star Dies In Phoenix". Reno Evening Gazette. January 27, 1942. 
  6. ^ "Rockwell Funeral Services Are Held". Tucson Daily Citizen. January 28, 1942. 
  7. ^ "Foster Rockwell Is Dead". San Antonio Light. January 28, 1942. 
  8. ^ "Foster Rockwell, Owner of Phoenix Hotel, Dies". Albuquerque Journal. January 28, 1942.