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Truxton Hare


Thomas Truxton Hare

Inducted 1951

Date of Birth



Philadelphia, PA


University of Pennsylvania (1897-1900)


Thomas Truxton Hare is one of a handful of men to be a four-time first-team All-America. According to Walter Camp, Hare was the only player who could have made All-America at any position. He was selected as a charter member of the College Hall of Fame (1951), and has been named to numerous all-time All-America teams. Playing guard in the guards-back formation, Hare ran, punted, kicked off, and drop-kicked extra points. He called signals and was captain two years. He played every minute of every game for four years. Penn went 15-0 his first year, 1897, and was 47-5-2 in his career. He scored two touchdowns against Michigan in 1899 and made a 65-yard run against Cornell in 1900. He was on the 1900 Olympic track team at Paris, placing second in the hammer throw and first in the tug of war. He added a law degree at Penn in 1904, practiced law in Philadelphia, served as president of Bryn Mawr Hospital, excelled as a painter, and wrote eight books for boys.


Height 6'1

Weight 198

Career Highlights

  • 1900 Consensus All-America
  • 1899 Consensus All-America
  • 1898 Consensus All-America
  • 1897 Consensus All-America
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