Chicago Maroons Football

Chicago Maroons Football

The Chicago Maroons are the college football team representing the University of Chicago. The Maroons play in NCAA Division III as a member of the University Athletic Association. From 1892 to 1939, the Maroons were a major college football power. The University of Chicago was a founding member of the Big Ten conference and the Maroons were coached by Amos Alonzo Stagg, one of the game's pioneers, for 41 seasons. In 1935, halfback Jay Berwanger became the first recipient of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later known as the Heisman Trophy. However, The University of Chicago abolished its football program in 1939 and withdrew from the Big Ten in 1946. Football returned to the University of Chicago in 1963 in the form of a club team, which was upgraded to varsity status in 1969. The Maroons began competing in Division III in 1973.

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... and halfback, 1924–1926 leader of Chicago's last Big Ten championship team Nelson Norgren, played football under Stagg, coached Chicago basketball team, 1921–1942, 1944–1957 Laurens Shull ... played for 1913 national championship later coached football, baseball, basketball and track at Georgia John Webster Thomas, fullback, All-American 1922, played for Stagg 1921-1923 Mysterious Walker,played for ...

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