Frank Butterworth

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Frank Butterworth
Frank Butterworth.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1870-09-21)September 21, 1870
Warren County, Ohio
Died August 22, 1950(1950-08-22) (aged 79)
Hamden, Connecticut
Playing career
1892–1894 Yale
Position(s) Fullback, halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1895–1896 California
1897–1898 Yale
Head coaching record
Overall 27–5–5
Accomplishments and honors
1 National (1897)
All-American, 1893
All-American, 1894

Frank Seiler Butterworth Sr. (September 21, 1870 – August 21, 1950)[1] was an American football player and coach. Butterworth attended Yale University where he was a fullback on Yale's football teams and a member of the Skull and Bones society.[1] He was famously enucleated by Bert Waters during "The Bloodbath in Hampden Park". He was selected as an All-American in 1893 and 1894. Butterworth was also a track star and boxer at Yale.[2] After his college career was over, Butterworth coached football at the University of California, Berkeley (1895–1896) and Yale (1897–1898).[3] The 1897 Yale football team coached by Butterworth went undefeated with two ties, against Army and Harvard.[2]

Butterworth worked for the bankers Bertron & Storrs, was a senior partner with real estate brokers F. S. Butterworth & Company, and was president of the New Haven Hotel Company. Her served as a Connecticut State Senator from 1907 to 1909 and was a Second Lieutenant in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I.[1] Butterworth died in his sleep at age 79 in Connecticut.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
California Golden Bears (Independent) (1895–1896)
1895 California 3–1–1
1896 California 6–2–2
California: 9–3–3
Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1897–1898)
1897 Yale 9–0–2
1898 Yale 9–2
Yale: 18–2–2
Total: 27–5–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ a b c "OBITUARY RECORD OF GRADUATES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS DECEASED DURING THE YEAR 1950-1951" (PDF). Yale University. January 1, 1952. p. 30. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Frank Butterworth Dies In His Sleep". Charleston Gazette. August 22, 1950.
  3. ^ "Frank S. Butterworth Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 1, 2007.

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