COACH CLYDE WILLIAMS WITH HIS FIRST IOWA STATE FOOTBALL TEAM, 1907

Clyde Williams, a 1903 graduate of the University of Iowa's School of Dentistry, was Iowa State's football coach from 1907 until 1914, and also served as Iowa State's first athletic director.  The old football stadium, which was south of State Gym, was named in his honor.

The 1906 and 1907 teams were considered the Iowa champions because they beat all the Iowa colleges they played during the season.  The 1906 team compiled a 9-1 record.  The 1907 team went 7-1.  In both years, the only loss was to the University of Minnesota.

Clyde Williams and his fist Iowa State football team

Back row: Coach Clyde Williams; A.B. Reeves; I.C. Rutledge; F.W. Law; M.L. Graham; W.D. Johnson; Assistant Coach John C. Jones.

Third row:  Harry Davis; Starr Thayer; Phil Reppert; L.A. Williams; Ray Lampman; Roy Gray; J.L. Murphy.

Second row: Bill Green; Guy Lambert; L.A. "Bat" Nelson; Tom Willett; Homer Hubbard; Don Stoufer.

First row: G.H. Tellier; E.W. Lambert; Ralp McElhinney; F.W. Brugger; Robert "Jabby" Jeanson.


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