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Philip King


Philip King

Inducted 1962

Date of Birth



Washington, DC


Princeton University (1890-1893)


Midway through his 1890 freshman season, Princeton quarterback Phil King ran for 11 touchdowns in a 85-0 victory over Columbia. The touchdown was worth five points in those days, but the yardage came just as it does today. However, King's performance against Columbia was merely a preview of things to come. His four-year career as quarterback of the Orange and Black would include 50 touchdowns and 56 conversion kicks. He was a smallish back, even for his era at 5-6 but surprisingly powerful at 154 pounds. He had deceptive speed and was a cunning runner when it came to carrying the football. He captained the 1892 Tigers through a 12-2-0 season, then did most of the coaching the following year when Princeton proved perfect in 11 games. Princeton went 46-4-1 while King wore the uniform as a three-time first-team All-America. He was head coach at Wisconsin 1896-1902 and again in 1905 and had a 65-11-1 record. He practiced law in Madison, Wisconsin, then in Washington, D.C.


Height 5'6

Weight 154

Career Highlights

  • 1893 Consensus All-America
  • 1892 Consensus All-America
  • 1891 Consensus All-America
  • 1890 Second Team All-America
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