The Georgetown Football History Project

Founded in 1874, the story of football at Georgetown University encompasses numerous highs and lows from a team that stood alongside the nation's major college powers as late as 1950, yet was forced to rebuild itself as a student-run club and spend two decades at the small college level before rejoining Division I in 1993. Today's teams remain committed to the ideals of intercollegiate football set 140 years earlier, and continue to fight for Georgetown's blue and gray.

Why Football?

Coming this fall: Why intercollegiate football has endured at what is now considered as a "basketball school".

Video Archives

Explore three decades of game and practice footage.

More Than a Number

The life of Joe Eacobacci is remembered each year in a unique tradition.

Sports & Sisu

Georgetown's team seal reflects the promise of today's football program.

Who We Are

Behind the web site

For the past 60 years, football's place at GU has been decidedly modest. The sport was dropped in 1951 for a variety of reasons, none particularly convincing, and thus began two decades of athletic deemphasis at Georgetown that was not checked until John Thompson revived the basketball program in 1972. Football returned not by administrative fiat, but by students who recognized the opportunity to compete as part of the overall educational experience. This is their story.

What We Do

Current research topics in the project:

  • Dates and locations for all games played by GU since it began football;
  • A complete list of over 2,300 alumni who have played on the varsity
  • Bios of all former head coaches, All-Americans, and Hall of Fame recipients;
  • Details on over 50 former Georgetown alumni that played in the National Football League;


The 1941 Orange Bowl

The 2015 season marks the 75th anniversary of Georgetown's greatest team, which finished 11th in the Associated Press polls and earned a trip to the Orange Bowl versus Mississippi State. Check out this rare video of the game at YouTube--see it now