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The Streak Continues

Linfield Wildcats football program hits 67 consecutive winning seasons on October 14, 2023.

Linfield football player catching a pass and jumping over the defensive line..

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Linfield's Archives and Special Collections is creating a digital archive featuring videos, photos and transcripts from interviews with members of the 1956 football team.

Linfield cheer team holding the numbers 67 after the Wildcat football win on Oct. 14, 2023.

College football history made: Linfield University clinches 67th straight winning season

Linfield University’s 41-13 win over George Fox University on Saturday extended a legacy began in 1956 for the winningest team in college football history.

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Letterman jacket embroidered with "Linfield College 1956 Football NWC Champs"

Gallery of interviews

In a series of extended interviews, hear from members of the Linfield community who contributed to the 1956 football season and earned the conference championship title that began “The Streak.”


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Coach illustration by Ward Hooper

By Matthew Hodges '06

Streaking into the history books

It wasn’t the stuff of Hollywood movie legend. There was no last-second shot to win a championship, Hail Mary pass to win the big game or inspirational halftime speech to rally a team of lovable but scrappy underdogs.

Regardless, what happened Oct. 6, 1956, on Maxwell Field echoes to this day through Linfield history and the college football record books.

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The Linfield University Archives collects, protects and promotes materials that document the history of the college and regional community, including American Baptist history, Oregon wine history and collections featuring Linfield's faculty, students, staff and alumni.

portrait of Rich Schmidt
Rich Schmidt
Director of Archives and Resource Sharing
Jereld R. Nicholson Library