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Bill Warner


William Jay Warner

Inducted 1971

Date of Birth



Springville, NY


Cornell University (1899-1902)


Bill Warner was the "rock" upon which Cornell built one of the best lines in the nation at the turn of the 20th Century. The brother of legendary Hall of Fame coach Glenn "Pop" Warner, Bill was hailed as a guard who rarely missed an assignment. "His work has been what the guard most needs to be," wrote Walter Camp in naming Bill Warner to his first-team All-America grouping in 1901. "He was consistent and conscientious." That season, Cornell finished with 11 victories and just one defeat. The following season, with Warner as captain, the record was 8-3. During his four varsity seasons, Cornell claimed 36 wins while suffering only nine losses. Upon his graduation, Bill became the head coach at Cornell for the 1903 season and his team opened with six straight shutouts, including triumphs over Colgate and Bucknell, finishing with a final 6-3-1 record. Bill was succeeded by his brother, Glenn. Bill Warner was a two-time consensus All-America, 1901-1902. He stood 6-4 and weighed 210. In addition to coaching Cornell in 1903, he coached North Carolina 1905, Colgate 1906-1907, St. Louis University 1909, Oregon 1910-1911, and the Sherman Indian School at Riverside, California.


Height 6'4

Weight 210

Career Highlights

  • 1902 Consensus All-America
  • 1901 Consensus All-America
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