Born to parents Leverett and Ellen in New Britain, Connecticut
Attends Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Connecticut
The beginning of a legendary rivalry, Yale and Harvard hold their first football game. Harvard wins 4 -0.
Play's Halfback and is Team Captain for the Yale Bulldogs Football Team. A hardworking, natural born leader, he quickly earns the respect of his fellow team mates. Under his leadership they had a record of 25- 1- 6.
Graduates from Yale with a BA
Members of Inter-collegiate Football Association (IFA) Rules Committee agree to Camp's suggested changes and this set the course for American Football as we know it today. Yale officially accepts membership to the IFA to join Columbia, Rutgers, and Princeton. Camp would be a member for 48 years.
Camp invents a System of Downs and the lines on the football field which created a gridiron effect and allowed officials to make accurate calls about yardage.
Camp leaves medical school in 1883 to begin a career at New Haven Clock Company, of which he would eventually become President in 1905.
At an IFA rule meeting, Walter suggests a new scoring system which is still used today.
Alice and Walter had two children; Walter Jr. and Janet.
Camp became head coach of Yale Football and lead his 1888, 1891, and 1982 teams to National Championships. His over all coaching record would be 79-5-3.
In 1892, Camp coached both Yale and Stanford football teams.
At just 33 years old, Walter Camp was dubbed "The Father of American Football" for almost single handedly inventing the modern game of football.
Walter started the "All American Team" made up of outstanding college athletes which was devised to further public interest in football. It is a tradition that continues today over 100 years later.
Walter publishes "The Book of Football" his first of 30 books and over 250 articles.
Walter Chauncey Camp dies of a heart attack.
Opens at Yale
Inducted as Head Coach