Class of 1975
Born: February 5, 1925 in Birmingham, Alabama
Tidwell lettered four years in football and baseball at Auburn University. He played centerfield on the baseball team and played quarterback and tailback for the football team. As a freshman, he led the nation with 79 passes completed and 945 total yards. His four-year yardage output was 3,821. In 1949, he was voted the SEC Most Valuable Player and named All-American. Playing in the Blue-Gray Game, he scored on a 75-yard punt return. In the inaugural Senior Bowl, he threw for two touchdowns and was named the MVP. From 1950-1951 he was a quarterback for the New York Giants and in 1952 he returned to Auburn as an assistant coach.