This site is a virtual museum dedicated to 4x All-American Frank Hinkey and the 1890s Yale football teams.  During Hinkey's four year reign as left end for the Bulldogs Yale had a 52-1 record, outscoring their opponents 1,730 to 25.  He was later named on countless All-Time All-American teams with many considering him the greatest football player of the 19th century.  

Here you will find an in-depth biography along with unique sports memorabilia and photographs, many once belonging to Hinkey and/or his teammates.  This site is regularly updated as new information is discovered. A special thanks to the Hinkey family, Eleanor McCree and Will Conroy.  Without their support and advice this site wouldn't be possible.

Last Updated: September 17, 2017 - Check out the 'Photo Album' page. It contains a new link to photos from our recent trip to Tonawanda.  

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Frank Hinkey 1900

Post-Yale Biography of Frank Hinkey

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1893 Frank Hinkey football photo in blood-stained uniform.

Check out Photo Album for more photos.