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George Sanford (American football)

George Sanford
Sanford from The 1922 Scarlet Letter
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1870-06-04)June 4, 1870
Ashland, New York
Died May 23, 1938(1938-05-23) (aged 67)
New York, New York
Playing career
1891 Yale
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall 84–46–6
College Football Data Warehouse
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1971 (profile)

George Foster "Sandy" Sanford (June 4, 1870 – May 23, 1938) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Columbia University (1899–1901), the University of Virginia (1904), and Rutgers University (1913–1923), compiling a career college football record of 84–46–6. Sanford was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1971.


Sanford was born on June 4, 1870. He played college football at Yale University. After retiring from coaching, Sanford was president of the insurance brokerage firm of Smyth, Sanford & Gerard, Inc. in New York City. He died of a heart attack in 1938 at the age of 67.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Columbia Lions (Independent) (1899–1901)
1899 Columbia 8–3
1900 Columbia 6–3–1
1901 Columbia 8–5
Columbia: 22–11–1
Virginia Cavaliers (Independent) (1904)
1904 Virginia 6–3
Virginia: 6–3
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Independent) (1904)
1913 Rutgers 6–3
1914 Rutgers 5–3–1
1915 Rutgers 7–1
1916 Rutgers 3–2–2
1917 Rutgers 7–1–1
1918 Rutgers 5–2
1919 Rutgers 5–3
1920 Rutgers 2–7
1921 Rutgers 4–5
1922 Rutgers 5–4
1923 Rutgers 7–1–1
Rutgers: 56–32–5
Total: 84–46–6


  1. ^ "G. F. Sanford Dead; Football Leader. Former Coach at Columbia and Rutgers Was Gridiron Star at Yale for Four Years. A Team-Mate Of Hinkey. Also Played Center on Eleven With Heffelfinger. Earned His 'Y' as a Sprinter Joins Rutgers in 1913. Head of Insurance Firm". New York Times. May 24, 1938. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 

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