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Charles Rinehart


Charles Ramsey Rinehart

Inducted 1964

Date of Birth



Uniontown, NJ


Lafayette College (1893-1897)


Lafayette guard Babe Rinehart became one of the first outside-of-the-Ivy-Leaguer players to gain All-America recognition from selector Walter Camp. Rinehart was the steadying influence on the unbeaten Leopard team of 1896, which chartered victories over such powers as Virginia, Penn and Navy, and held mighty Princeton to a scoreless tie in posting an 11-0-1 record. Rinehart garnered All-America honors again in 1897, as team captain. Years later, Parke Davis, an authority of football's Pioneer Era, named Rinehart to his All-Time All-America first-team, while New York Sun football editor George Trevor hailed Rinehart as, "one of the great guards of the era." The only two guards Trevor placed ahead of Rinehart were the immortal Hall of Famers Pudge Heffelfinger of Yale and Truxton Hare of Penn. Rinehart graduated from Lafayette with a degree in Civil Engineering and went on to become president of a tire manufacturing firm, a position he held at the time of his death in 1933.


Height 6'2

Weight 215

Career Highlights

  • 1897 First Team All-America
  • 1896 Second Team All-America
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