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Charlie Daly


Charles Dudley Daly

Inducted 1951

Date of Birth



Roxbury, MA


Harvard University (1898-1900)

United States Military Academy (1901-1902)


Charles Daly was a 5-9, 152-pound quarterback who played five years and was a first- team All-America four times and a third-team selection his final year. He played for Harvard in 1898-1900 and for Army 1901-1902. In his three years at Harvard, the team had a record of 31-1-1. Army, in his two playing years, went 11-2-3. Playing for Harvard in 1900 against Carlisle, he made a 60-yard run and drop-kicked a field goal. Playing for Army against Navy in 1901, he had a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown, a field goal, and an extra point - all of Army's points in an 11-5 victory. William Hanna, writing in the New York World Telegram in 1927, called Daly "one of the five greatest quarterbacks of all time." He graduated from Harvard in 1901. Congressman John H. Fitzgerald of Massachusetts gave Daly an appointment to West Point. Daly was there four years, playing football just two seasons, and graduated 46th in a class of 114. For several years he alternated between the military and business. In 1907, he was assistant football coach at Harvard. In 1910-1912, he was fire commissioner for the city of Boston. He was Army's head football coach 1913-1916 and 1919-1922. He had a 58-13-3 record; his 1914, 1916, 1922 teams were undefeated. In 1922, he helped found the American Football Coaches Association and served as its first president. He had three sons who graduated from West Point and two daughters who married West Point graduates.


Height 5'9

Weight 152

Career Highlights

  • 1902 Second Team All-America
  • 1901 Consensus All-America
  • 1900 Consensus All-America
  • 1899 Consensus All-America
  • 1898 Consensus All-America
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