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Next comes the. marvelous 62-yard
drop-kick of Pat O'Dea, -who starred
at Wisconsin. O'Dea made his rec
ord drop-kick in 1896 on Shepherd
field, Evanston, against Northwest
ern. One of the greatest place-kicks
ever made was John De Witt's in
1903, when, with Yale leading Prince
ton 6 to 5 and but a few seconds
remaining. Yale punted from her
own goal. A Princeton back on the
Hobe Baker of Princeton.
42-yard line signaled for a fair catch.
Princeton had just one play, a kick,
and De Witt booted the ball between
the Yale uprights.
In the Yale-Princeton game last
year "Hobe" Baker kicked two field,
goals and "Lefty" Plynn one, giv
ing Priceton a lead, 6 to 3. Pumpelly,
in the closing moments, drop-kicked
from the 49-yard line. The ball
struck the cross bar and fell over,
tying the score.
Pat O'Dea drop-kicked 50 yards
against Chicago and 45 against Min
nesota in 1897, and in 1899 repeated
40 against Minnesota and Co ovpMist
In 1905 Walter Eckersall-, for Chi
cago, booted five field goals against
Nebraska. Eckersall made two 25
yard kicks and one of 45 against
Wisconsin in 1903.
In 1902 John De Witt place-kicked .
42 yards against Yale and twice kick-'
ed 35-against Cornell. In 1903. he
twice kicked 50 yards and once 45
George Capron, now a ball player,
drop-kicked 45 and 30 yards, tying
for Minnesota with Wisconsin.
Ted Coy, Yale, in 1909 twice drop
kicked from 30 yards, beating Har
vard, 8 to 0. Earl Sprackling of
Brown made three place-kicks of 30
yards each in 1910 and Brown beat
Yale, 21 to 0.
Last year Brickley made a place
kick of 45 yards and two drop-kicks
of 15 yards each, Harvard beating
Dartmouth, 16 to 6. He drop-kicked
30 -yards and then 20 against Yale,,
and Harvard won 20 to 0. Against
Princeton he drop-kicked 20 yards
for the game's only score. This year
Brickley's toe defeated Princeton, 3
to 0, drop-kicking from the 20-yard
TOMMY BURNS, JOCKEY, DEAD
New York, Nov. 14. The body of
T. H. (Tommy) Burns, one of the
greatest American jockeys, was
found, horribly mangled, wedged un
der the front wheels of a Brighton
Beach elevated train.
Whether Burns was accidentally
killed or jumped in front of the train
is not known. His fur-lined overcoat
and hat were found on a "seat on the
station platform. The motorman of
the train said he did.not see the vic
tim. Burns, who was reported to be .
wealthy, was jockey at one time for
Wm. C. Whitney. He rode 361 win
ners in 1897, and introduced the
crouching style of -riding on Euro
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