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Jimmy Sidle
Class of 2002

Category: Football

Born: 2/7/1943
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL

Jimmy Sidle – Born on February 7, 1943 in Birmingham, AL. Played collegiately at Auburn University. Consensus All-American quarterback in 1963. Named to AP first team and Look Magazine All-Americans. Named first team All-SEC. Only quarterback to ever lead the nation in rushing (1,006) in 1963. Also led the SEC in both rushing and total offense. Selected Player of the Year in the SEC and also most Valuable Back. Led the SEC in average per carry as a sophomore (6.5). Engineered all but two scoring drives during the ’63 season. Played in the 1964 Orange Bowl. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the fall of ’64. He was the first string halfback with the Dallas Cowboys in 1965 before being injured. Also played with the Atlanta Falcons, then played two years in the Canadian Football League for British Columbia.





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