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Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football$
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Roger R. Tamte

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041617

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.001.0001

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Making It Their Own

Making It Their Own

(p.23) 5 Making It Their Own
Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Roger R. Tamte

University of Illinois Press

Soon after beginning rugby, American college players spontaneously begin to modify it, purposefully kicking the ball backward to a waiting backfield player. Thereby, they allow planning rather than happenstance and runs around a scrum instead of trying to force the ball through in English rugby style. The American players also tend to spread out across the field and rely on lateral passing of the ball to avoid tackles, again to skirt the scrum rather than force the ball forward. Camp is chosen captain of the Yale football team in his junior year.

Keywords:   kick backward, spread out, across the field, lateral passing, plan, skirt rather than force forward, Camp, captain

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