Thursday, September 10, 2015

Princeton Tigers (1987-90)

Princeton's uniforms underwent some small modifications from earlier in the decade: The numbers were now a bright orange at home and the roads featured black shoulders and sleeves, which made for a very busy shirt; I recall one of the high schools in Maine had a similar jersey when I was growing up (Biddeford? They're the Tigers ...). The white shirts went to a more streamlined look in 1990.

A couple shots of the Princeton Tigers, c. 1987.
No. 11 is future Superman and TV host Dean Cain.

Some other items about the Tigers during this period:

* The '87 jerseys featured an "R.A.R." patch in memory of coach Ron Rogerson, who died of a heart attack shortly before the '87 season; he coached at Maine, his alma mater, in the early 1980s.
* The quarterback in 1987 was actor Dean Cain, of Superman fame and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! quasi-fame.
* The quarterback in 1988 was future Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, who transferred to Princeton from Columbia with his brother, running back Judd after their father, Jim was outsted as Columbia's coach in 1985; he once compared his players to "drug-addicted losers."
* Jason Garrett was on the wrong side of history when he was the losing quarterback in Columbia's 16-13 win over Princeton in October 1988 to snap a then-NCAA Division I-record 44-game losing streak.

The future Cowboys coach in action.

On the prowl for more Princeton? Check these out: 2014201319961993-95,1994, 1984-861975-771979-83, 1970-72. Rivalry week: Dartmouth-Princeton.

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