100 years ago, Brickley's performace for ages lifted Harvard past Yale

Harvard's Charlie Brickley (left) singlehanded beat Yale in 1913 by booting five field goals in a 15-5 victory at Harvard Stadium.
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In early December, The Times did a feature on the flat-toe attachment. For a few weeks, Charlie Brickley arguably was the most famous athlete in America and maybe the most famous man.

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