Four men have been called The Walter Camp of the West at one time or another. Amos Alonzo Stagg and Fielding Yost are well-known figures to most football fans, while the other two -Salem Goodale and George Varnell- are little remembered today. Of course, Camp was a player, coach, and team advisor who played a pivotal role in defining the rules of football. He was also the unchallenged journalistic voice of football for thirty of the game's formative years, writing weekly columns and naming All-America teams for Collier's Weekly. So, Camp's role in football's development did not derive from his exploits as a player or a coach but through his influence in other roles.