The Yale Fence

7th Mar 2020

Yale football teams have a tradition of photographing the captain of their football teams sitting on the Yale fence. This tradition dates back to the late 19th century. Some highlights taken from Yale football programs are seen below:

The father of American Football, Walter Camp, at the Yale fence:


Francis Gordon Brown, Captain of the Yale Eleven, from the 1900 Yale Harvard Program


The New Yale Fence above from Harvard-Yale 1900 program


Levy Jackson, Yale captain from 1949:


We particularly like the crew cut and the all-white outfit on Henry Higdon, Yale captain in 1961, taken from the Harvard-Yale program of the same year.

You will probably recognized the future ’41’, below, Yale Captain in 1948: