Born: 6/28/1911 Died: 6/24/1959 Birthplace: Inverness, AL
James Franklin Hitchcock was born in Inverness, Alabama, June 28, 1911. This triple threat-running, passing, punting-was to become Auburn's first All-American. In 1932 he scored 71 points and was captain of the unbeaten southern champions. During his college career he punted 232 times without having one blocked. Later he played professional baseball and during the off-season would return to his alma mater to assist Coach Meagher. He continued his interest in football and became one of the top officials in the SEC. In 1954 he was inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame and in 1966 to the Helms Football HOF. Hitchcock died June 24, 1959.