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Post Your All-19th-Century LSU Football Team

All-19the-Century Team
QB - James S. Atkinson, 1896 (Ruston, LA)
FB - Sam Lambert, 1895-1896 (Baton Rouge, LA)
HB - Armand P. Daspit, 1895-1898 (Houma, LA)
HB - Justin C. Daspit, 1895-1898 (Houma, LA)
E - George C. Schoenberger, 1893-1896 (Buras, LA)
E - John T. Westbrook, 1894-1897 (Baton Rouge, LA)
T – Edwin A. "Ned" Scott, 1895-1897 (Wilson, LA)
G - Wiltz M. Ledbetter, 1895-1896 (Summerfield, LA)
C - Edmond A. Chavanne, 1896-1899 (Lake Charles, LA) [only player-coach in LSU football history]
G – Joel B. Bateman, 1895-1898 (Franklin, LA)
T - Phillip P. Huyck, 1895-1899 (Baton Rouge, LA) [another 5-year letterman!!]
Head Coach: Allen W. Jeardeau, 1896-1897

Honorable Mentions
QB - Ruffin G. Pleasant, 1893 (Farmerville, LA) [LSU's first QB; also became Governor of Louisiana from 1916-1920, mobilizing the state for participation in World War I.]
QB-HB - Samuel A. Gourrier, 1896 (Baton Rouge, LA)
HB - Gordon B. Nicholson, 1894-1897 (Baton Rouge, LA)
E - William S. Slaughter, 1894-1898 (Port Hudson, LA) [LSU's first 5-year letterman!!]

Coaches
Dr. Charles E. Coates (0-1), 1893
Albert P. Simmons (5-1), 1894-1895
Allen W. Jeardeau (7-1), 1896-1897
Edmond A. Chavanne (3-2), 1898 & 1900
John P. Gregg (1-4), 1899

Seasons
1893, 0-1 (lost 0-34 to Tulane in New Orleans on Nov. 25)
1894, 2-1 (beat Natchez AC, 36-0, and Centenary 30-0; lost at home to Ole Miss, 6-26)
1895, 3-0 (wins, 8-4 & 12-6 over Tulane & Alabama at home; won 16-6 over Centenary on the road)
1896, 6-0 (wins, 46-0, 14-0, & 52-0 over Centenary, Texas, & Miss. State at home; wins 6-0, 12-4, & 6-0 Tulane, Ole Miss, & Southern AC on the road)
1897, 1-1 (beat Mont. AC 28-6 at home; lost to Cincinnati 0-28 at home)
1898, 1-0 (beat Tulane 37-0 at home)
1899, 1-4 (lost 0-11, 0-34, 0-29, & 0-52, to Ole Miss, Sewanee, Texas, & TAMU; beat Tulane 38-0 at home)
1900, 2-2 (wins, 70-0 & 10-0 at home vs. Millsaps & LSU-Alumni; losses, 0-29 & 5-6 on road against Tulane & Millsaps)


** -- LSU had an 11-game winning streak starting from a win over Centenary on Dec. 21, 1894, that was snapped by a loss to Cincinnati on Jan. 8, 1898.

Dec. 3, 1894 - L, 6-26, vs. Ole Miss
Dec. 21, 1894 - W, 30-0, vs. Centenary
Oct. 26, 1895 - W, 8-4, vs. Tulane
Nov. 2, 1895 - W, 16-6, at Centenary (in Jackson)
Nov. 18, 1895 - W, 12-6, vs. Alabama
Oct. 10, 1896 - W, 46-0, vs. Centenary
Oct. 24, 1896 - W, 6-0, at Tulane (in N.O.)
Nov. 13, 1896 - W, 12-4, at Ole Miss (in Vicksburg)
Nov. 16, 1896 - W, 14-0, vs. Texas
Nov. 20, 1896 - W, 52-0, vs. Miss. State
Nov. 28, 1896 - W, 6-0, at Southern AC (in N.O.)
Dec. 20, 1897 - W, 28-6, vs. Montgomery AC
Jan. 8, 1898 - L, 0-28, vs. Cincinnati



Curious Questions...
Was Gordon B. Nicholson related to President James W. Nicholson?
Was James S. Atkinson related to Dean Thomas W. Atkinson?
Were Aaron Prescott and Willis B. Prescott related to Dean Arthur T. Prescott?
Was Samuel A. Gourrier related to the Gourriers who owned land in EBRP south of campus?

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Paul Allen
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I'll pass. Thanks.


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liquid rabbit
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You're an old mofo.


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Doc Fenton
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"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times." -- Gustave Flaubert


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Pirate Diver
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for the effort, but sadly I do not have a clue how to even go about coming up with one players name much less a list


Doc Fenton
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A good place to start is pp. 182-187 of the LSU Football Media Guide, where it gives you an all-time list of LSU football lettermen.


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harry coleman beast
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quote:

liquid rabbit


How many of those players did you watch in person?


liquid rabbit
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I recruited most of them.


harry coleman beast
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The 19th century frank wilson!!


liquid rabbit
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The 19th century frank wilson!!

His great-grandfather and I were classmates.


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Beached Tiger
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I'm old...but not that old! Why would anyone make a list ranking on players they never saw play?


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SabiDojo
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Seems like a pretty small pool to choose from.


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Jay Quest
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I gazed upon a photo of LSU's team from 1896 and the thought occurred to me that all these men, once the pride of Louisiana youth, were now worm food.

Carpe Diem!!!!!


Doc Fenton
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Indeed. I actually watched that YouTube clip and had it in mind before I created this thread!

" Dead Poets' Society - Carpe Diem!"

I also thought of the famous race to beat the 12 chimes of the clock at Cambridge (at the beginning of classes in the year 1920, I believe) in the movie Chariots of Fire ( LINK), which had huge memorial monuments to WWI in the background of the plot; George C. Scott reading aloud from the "Book of Remembrance" to begin the movie Taps; and of course, always dear to me, the poem " To an Athlete Dying Young", written by A.E. Housman in 1896. I thought about that one a lot when I was reading all the venom thrown out against Russell Shepard about a month ago.
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Tiger in Texas
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Appreciate the Tiger history, Doc!


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Jim Rockford
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Was Gordon B. Nicholson related to President James W. Nicholson? Was James S. Atkinson related to Dean Thomas W. Atkinson? Were Aaron Prescott and Willis B. Prescott related to Dean Arthur T. Prescott? Was Samuel A. Gourrier related to the Gourriers who owned land in EBRP south of campus?


It's a safe bet the answer is yes.

Somebody will chime in on this thread saying they're related to at least one of these guys.
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