Class of 1979

Born: August 19, 1919 in Sipsey, Alabama

Category: Football

“Dick” McGowen played football and basketball at Auburn from 1937 to 1940. In 1939 he was an All-Southeastern Conference halfback and set a national record of more than 50 punts in one season, kicking 92 times for an average of 43.03 yards. In 1940 he had 80 kicks for an average of 43.55 yards. He coached at Auburn from 1949-56