Harry Thayer (American football)

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Harry Thayer
Harry C. Thayer c. 1893
Penn Quakers
Position Fullback, halfback
Class Graduate
Career history
  • Penn (1891–1892)
Personal information
Date of birth (1873-12-31)December 31, 1873
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of death August 4, 1936(1936-08-04) (aged 62)
Place of death Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Career highlights and awards

Harry Chapman Thayer (December 31, 1873[1] – August 4, 1936)[2] was an All-American football player. He played halfback and fullback for the Penn Quakers football team of the University of Pennsylvania from 1891 to 1892, and was chosen for the 1892 College Football All-America Team. After playing fullback for Penn in 1891, Thayer completed his undergraduate studies. He returned to Penn in the fall of 1892 as a post-graduate student at the Wharton School of Business.[3] It was during his post-graduate work the Thayer was selected as an All-American.


  1. ^ [1] International Genealogical Index
  2. ^ "HARRY C. THAYER, BROKER, 63, IS DEAD; Former Head of Committee in Philadelphia to Eliminate Bucket Shops". The New York Times. August 4, 1936. 
  3. ^ "Thayer To Play Football" (PDF). The New York Times. October 25, 1892.