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Bill Hickok


William Orville Hickok

Inducted 1971

Date of Birth



Harrisburg, PA


Yale University (1892-1894)


Yale guard "Wild Bill' Hickok was a two-time consensus All-America. On being selected to the 1893 team it was written, "He is a very strong man, a very active one, and breaking through and blocking and tackling he stands alone." Additionally, he was blessed with a fine mind for strategy and play diagnosis. During Hickok's three varsity seasons, the Bulldogs piled up a 39-1 record. The sole loss, a 6-0 heartbreaker to arch rival Princeton, ended a 36-game Yale victory streak that included 21 straight shutouts. Hickok was also on the Yale track team and set collegiate records in the shot put and hammer throw. He served as head coach at Carlisle Indian School in 1896 (record 6-4) and, later, assistant coach at Yale. At the time of his death, Hickok was the owner of a machinery manufacturing company.


Height 6'2

Weight 194

Career Highlights

  • 1894 Consensus All-America
  • 1893 Consensus All-America
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