Poe pictured in The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide, 1893
|Date of birth:||July 30, 1880|
|Place of birth:||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Date of death:||April 25, 1956(aged 75)|
|Place of death:||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
Career highlights and awards
|Years of service:||1917-1918|
|Battles/wars:||World War I
Gresham Hough Poe (July 30, 1880 – April 25, 1956 ) was an American football player and coach. He was the head coach of the University of Virginia football program from 1903 to 1903. Prior to that he played as a substitute quarterback for the Princeton Tigers. He was a member of the Poe Brothers, were six celebrated football players to play football at Princeton in the late 19th and early 20th century. He, and all of his brothers were also second cousins, twice removed of American author Edgar Allan Poe. Outside of football, Poe was a noted wrestler.
While he did not see much playing time at Princeton, Poe almost managed to rally the Tigers from 12-0 deficit over Yale game, in 1901. Late in the game, Poe came off the bench, received a punt and gained 23 yards. According to Harper's Weekly, "Poe's presence seemed to rejuvenate the Tigers, and for the last 10 minutes of the contest they fairly outplayed the weary Elis. The ball was twice carried half the length of the field, but the whistle blew before Princeton could score." he graduated from Princeton in 1902.
Head coaching record
|1903||University of Virginia||7-2-1|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.|
- "Gresham Poe of Princeton Fame Dies; Starred With Five Brothers on Gridiron". The New York Times. 27 April 1956. p. 27. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Four Poes Fight Overseas; Princeton Football Family Busy Subduing the Hun." (PDF). New York Times. October 13, 1918. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
- Leitch, Alexander (2003). "Memories of the Poe brothers". Princeton Weekly Bulletin (Princeton University) 93 (6): 1–2.
- The Sun Alamanc for 1899. A.S. Abell Company. 1899.
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