80 Years Ago Today In Rutgers Football History

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  1. Source

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    George Hall Large, Rutgers Class of 1872 became president of the New Jersey Senate and an acting governor in 1888 and was the last player from the November 6, 1869 game to pass away on August 15, 1939. He was also the man temporarily knocked out by Princeton's "Big Mike" when they collided at a board fence along College Avenue. The fence came down and so did Large.

    The October 10, 1936 Sunday Times of New Brunswick quoted George Large, “I was on that team because of my ability to run fast rather than for my size. You see, in those days they kicked the ball out and the man who could get there first was valuable…” His obituary in the August 16, 1939 Daily Standard of Red Bank, NJ said the score stood at 4-2 and that Large was knocked out for two minutes before the game resumed.
     
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    I’m sure he was then placed into the
    concussion protocol.
     

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