Gerald Ford and College Football

Gerald R. Ford, the 38th President of the United States is featured in several college football programs from 1935 to 1940. Ford was educated at the University of Michigan, where he played on the football team. He turned down offers from the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions and instead went to Yale Law School.

Ford served as an assistant coach for the Yale Football team and is featured in many programs from this period, including this Yale v. Penn program from 1940.


Ford served as a student coach, which is a testament to his skills and leadership abilities. He is also pictured in the Penn v. Yale 1936 program as well:


Programs signed by the former president are quite rare, but we are lucky enough to have a 1938 Dartmouth v. Yale program signed twice by this great American.

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