Roy Haynes "Monk" Gafford, Jr.
Class of 1985

Category: Football

Born: 10/1/1920
Died: Deceased
Birthplace: Fort Deposit, AL

Roy Haynes Gafford, Jr. was born October 1, 1920, in Fort Deposit, Alabama. "Monk" was a three-year regular as an Auburn halfback and received All-American honors in 1942 when he was also named the Southeastern Conference most valuable back. For his efforts on an Army championship team in 1945 in Europe, General Patton called him the "best back he'd ever see". After the war Gafford played pro football one year for the Miami Seahawks and two for the Brooklyn Dodger's Football Organization. He is deceased.

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