Legends of the game: Pop Warner

Glenn “Pop” Scobey Warner

(April 5, 1871 – September 7, 1954)

 

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 One of the most influential coaches in the history of football. It’s been said that for the first half of the 20th century every football coach in America simply tried to copy his style of play, particularly on offense. He’s considered to be the most influential coaches in the history of the game.

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  • Overall head coaching record: 319–106–32 

  • Won 7 championships (1896, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1924, 1926, 1927)

  • Inducted as a coach into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951

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Innovations

  • The trap run the screen pass

  • The bootleg

  • Teaching the spiral pass and the spiral punt

  • Single- and double-wing formations

  • The naked reverse

  • The three-point stance

  • The use of shoulder and thigh pads

  • The modern body block technique

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And even though he died over a half a century ago we still call every youth football league in the country Pop Warner.

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