Bert Bell in football uniform, circa 1925.
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A man in uniform standing on a Ballfield.

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

Born into a well-to-do family on Philadelphia's Main Line, Bert Bell was a fine athlete despite his short stature, and as starting quarterback led the Penn Quakers to the Rose Bowl in 1916. When he made football his career after graduating from Penn, his father disinherited him.

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