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What this story does not say was that the 1894 Gallaudet team had two deaf opponents – New York School for the Deaf and Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. This may be the reason why Hubbard invented the huddle because it would have been so easy for deaf opponents to steal signals. Both schools had deaf players up to age of 21, just as old as the Gallaudet players. Anyway Gallaudet defeated both schools and never again would Gallaudet play against a deaf opponent.