Class of 1987

Born: March 11, 1913 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Category: Football

At the University of Alabama, he earned 10 varsity letters in four sports. He played tackle on the 1934 Rose Bowl team and was voted All-SEC in 1935. In 1934 and 1935, he was an All-SEC basketball center. He played pro football for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1936-38 before starting a career in coaching. From 1939-41, he was the head coach in football, basketball, and baseball for West Carolina University. After coaching stops at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego and the University of Mississippi, he was hired by the University of Georgia in 1950. He was an assistant football coach for 11 years, head basketball coach for two years, and the head baseball coach for 24 years.