E. Herbert Garrison Dies in Red Devil Football Loss to Swarthmore

Sat., Oct. 23, 1886

Tragedy struck Carlisle on Oct. 23, 1886 as star defensive end E. Herbert Garrison suffered a head injury mid-game vs. Swarthmore and later passed away due to the severity of the injury. After being taken off of the field and to the hospital by an ambulance, the game continued and Dickinson ultimately lost 28-15.


The History of Football at Dickinson College: 1885-1969 by Wilbur J. Gobrecht (1971)