Walter Chauncey Camp (April 7, 1859 – March 14, 1925) was an American football player, coach, and sports writer. Camp was one of the most accomplished persons in the early history of American football. He is known as the "Father of American Football". He played college football at Yale College from 1876 to 1882, and served as the head football coach at Yale from 1888 to 1892. He moved to Stanford University, where he coached in December 1892 and in 1894 and 1895. Camp's Yale Bulldogs football teams of 1888, 1891, and 1892 have been recognized as College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS. Camp was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1951.
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