Without Camp and Stagg There Would Be No Rockne

Walter Camp

Walter Camp

We salute ESPN College Game Day for honoring college football’s roots by heading to Cambridge this weekend for The Game between Harvard and Yale.

Yale’s Walter Camp is recognized as the father of college football and his number one disciple Amos Alonzo Stagg brought the game “west” to the University of Chicago. And it was growing up in Chicago as a young boy that legendary coach Knute Rockne first learned the game.

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Without Camp and without Stagg there would be no Rockne. The life of Knute Rockne could never be told without looking at the early formation of this great game that we love so much.

We invite you to read a sample chapter from our award-winning book Coach For A Nation: The Life and Times of Knute Rockne in which we chronicle the formation of the game. If you enjoy the chapter, consider ordering the entire book.

Sample Chapter – Football Comes West

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