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John J. Tigert (1882 - 1965)

John James Tigert, IV (February 11, 1882 – January 21, 1965) was an American university president, university professor and administrator, college sports coach and the U.S. Commissioner of Edu...

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George R. Pfann (1902 - 1996)

George R. Pfann (October 6, 1902 – December 17, 1996) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Cornell University, where he starred as a quarterback and was twice...

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Byron "Whizzer" White, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1917 - 2002)

Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White (June 8, 1917 – April 15, 2002) won fame both as a football halfback and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed to the court...

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Henderson Edward "Harry" "Dutch" Van Surdam (1881 - 1982)

Henderson E. "Harry" "Dutch" Van Surdam (September 28, 1881 – May 28, 1982) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Wesleyan University from 1902 to 1905. Surd...

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Pop Warner (1871 - 1954)

Glenn Scobey Warner (April 5, 1871 – September 7, 1954), most commonly known as Pop Warner, was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Georgia ...

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Tom Harmon (1919 - 1990)

Heisman Trophy winner Thomas Dudley Harmon was a star player in United States college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. As a player, he is considered by some...

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Charlie Conerly (1921 - 1996)

Charles Albert Conerly, Jr. (September 19, 1921 – February 13, 1996) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New York Giants from 1948 through 1961. Conerl...

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John Wesley "Jack" Beckett (1892 - 1981)

) John "Jack" Beckett (January 5, 1892 – July 26, 1981) was an American football offensive tackle who played for the University of Oregon and the U.S. Marine Corps' Mare Island team. Early l...

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Frank "Buck" O'Neill (1875 - 1958)

Frank J. "Buck" O'Neill (March 6, 1875 – April 21, 1958) was an American football player and coach. He served as head football coach at Colgate University (1902, 1904–1905), Syracuse Un...

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Benny Boynton (1898 - 1963)

Benjamin Lee Boynton (December 6, 1898 – January 23, 1963), aka "The Purple Streak", was a professional football player who played during the early years of the National Football League. He wa...

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Buster Ramsey (1920 - 2007)

Garrard Sliger "Buster" Ramsey (March 16, 1920 – September 16, 2007) was an American football player who starred at William and Mary and was the first head coach of the American Football Lea...

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C. Everett Bacon (1890 - 1989)

C. Everett "Ev" Bacon (August 18, 1890 – February 1, 1989) was an American football quarterback in college. He was also a star athlete in baseball, basketball, tennis, and golf. Bacon was tw...

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Nile Kinnick (1918 - 1943)

Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. (July 9, 1918 – June 2, 1943) was a student and a college football player at the University of Iowa. He won the 1939 Heisman Trophy and was a consensus All-American. H...

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Clarence Wiley "Doc" Spears (1894 - 1964)

Clarence Wiley "Doc" Spears (July 24, 1894 – February 1, 1964) was an American football player, coach, and doctor. He was an All-American guard at Dartmouth College (1914–1915) and serv...

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Hamilton S. Fish, III, US Congress (1888 - 1991)

Hamilton Fish III (born Hamilton Stuyvesant Fish and also known as Hamilton Fish, Jr.; December 7, 1888 – January 18, 1991) was a soldier and politician from New York State. Born into a family...

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Donold Bradford Lourie (1898 - 1990)

Donold B. Lourie (August 22, 1899 – January 15, 1990) was an American businessman, government official, and college football player. He served for many years as the president of the Quaker Oat...

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Captain Hobey Baker (1892 - 1918)

Hobart Amory Hare "Hobey" Baker (January 15, 1892 – December 21, 1918) was an American amateur athlete of the early twentieth century. Considered the first American star in ice hockey by the H...

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Merlin Olsen MP (1940 - 2010)

Merlin Jay Olsen (September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player in the National Football League, NFL commentator, and actor. He played his entire 15-year career with the L...

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Steve Young MP

Jon Steven "Steve" Young (born October 11, 1961) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons during th...

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Endicott Peabody, Governor (1920 - 1997)

Endicott Peabody (February 15, 1920 – December 1, 1997) was the 62nd Governor of Massachusetts from January 3, 1963 to January 7, 1965. Early life Endicott Peabody, nicknamed "Chub", w...

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Jim Tatum (1913 - 1959)

James M. "Big Jim" Tatum (July 22, 1913 – July 23, 1959) was an American football and baseball player and coach. Tatum served as the head football coach at the University of North Carolina at ...

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Doc Blanchard (1924 - 2009)

Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard (December 11, 1924 – April 19, 2009) is best known as the college football player who became the first ever junior to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and wa...

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Glenn Woodward Davis (1924 - 2005)

) Glenn Woodward Davis (December 26, 1924 – March 9, 2005) was an American football halfback famous in the 1940s. A member of the Class of 1947 at the United States Military Academy at West Po...

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Emmitt James Smith, III MP

Emmitt James Smith III is a professional football player and television personality. Smith entered the ranks of the NFL after attending the University of Florida in the late '80s; the Dallas Cowboys ...

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T. A. Dwight "Tad" Jones (1887 - 1957)

Thomas Albert Dwight "Tad" Jones (February 22, 1887 – June 19, 1957) was an American football player and coach in the United States. He served as the head football coach at Syracuse University...

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Howard Harding Jones (1885 - 1941)

Howard Harding Jones (August 23, 1885 – July 27, 1941) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Syracuse University (1908), Yale University (1909, 1913), Ohio ...

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Christian "Red" Cagle (1905 - 1942)

) Christian "Red" Keener Cagle (May 1, 1905 – December 26, 1942) was a professional American football halfback and quarterback from 1930 to 1934, who was inducted into the College Football Hal...

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William Hanford "Big Bill" Edwards (1877 - 1943)

William Hanford "Big Bill" Edwards (February 23, 1877 – January 4, 1943) was an American football player who played guard at the Princeton University from 1896 to 1899. After graduation he bec...

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Harry Augustus Stuhldreher MP (1901 - 1965)

Harry Augustus Stuhldreher (October 14, 1901 – January 26, 1965) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He played quarterback at University of Notre Dame fr...

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William "Pudge" Heffelfinger (1st professional football player) (1867 - 1954)

William "Pudge" Walter Heffelfinger (December 20, 1867 – April 2, 1954) was an American football player and considered the first to play professionally. He was inducted into the College Footba...

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Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862 - 1965)

Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was an American athlete and pioneering college coach in multiple sports, primarily football. He served as the head football coach at Spring...

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Henry "Hank" Ketcham (1891 - 1981)

) Henry Holman "Hank" Ketcham (June 17, 1891 – November 1986) was an American football player. He played the center and guard positions for Yale University. He was selected as a first-team All...

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George W. Woodruff, Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1864 - 1934)

George Washington Woodruff (February 22, 1864 – March 24, 1934) was an American football player, rower, coach, teacher, lawyer and politician. He served as the head football coach at the Unive...

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Lee "Bum" McClung, 22nd Treasurer of the United States (1870 - 1914)

Thomas Lee "Bum" McClung (March 26, 1870 – December 19, 1914) was an American football player who later served as the 22nd Treasurer of the United States. McClung was born in Knoxville, Tenn...

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Walter Chauncey Camp MP (1859 - 1925)

The Father of American Football--- On April 7, 1859 in New Britain, Connecticut, Walter Chauncy Camp was born. Walter Camp is deemed "The Father of American Football" due to his significant contrib...

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Ted Coy (1888 - 1935)

Edward Harris "Ted" Coy (May 23, 1888 – September 8, 1935) was an American football player. Coy was selected as a first-team All-American three straight years from 1907 to 1909 and was later s...

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Troy Kenneth Aikman MP

Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966) is a former American Football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played...

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Fran Tarkenton MP

Atlanta, GA, USA

Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former professional football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. He is best known for playing quarterback with the ...

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Bobby Layne (1926 - 1986)

Robert Lawrence "Bobby" Layne (December 19, 1926 – December 1, 1986) was an American football quarterback who played for 15 seasons in the National Football League. He played for the Chicago B...

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Sid Luckman (1916 - 1998)

Sidney Luckman, known as Sid Luckman, (November 21, 1916 – July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1939 to 1950. During his 12 seasons with the Bears he l...

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Jim Thorpe MP (1888 - 1953)

Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to Bright Path) (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (mixed Caucasian and Ameri...

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Mel Hein (1909 - 1992)

Melvin Jack Hein (August 22, 1909 – January 31, 1992) was an American Professional Football player for the New York Giants. Hein played fifteen seasons for the Giants (1931-45) and never misse...

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Archie Manning MP

Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning III (born May 19, 1949) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League, playing for the New Orleans Saints from 1971 to 1982, then for the...

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Dan Devine (1924 - 2002)

Daniel John Devine (December 22, 1924 – May 9, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach football coach at Arizona State University from 1955 to 1957, the Un...

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Frank Leahy (1908 - 1973)

Francis William Leahy (August 27, 1908 – June 21, 1973) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He served as the head footba...

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Ara Henry Raoul Parseghian MP

Ara Parseghian is a former American football player and coach of Armenian descent. He served as the head football coach at Miami University (1951–1955), Northwestern University (1956–19...

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Knute Kenneth Larsson Rockne (1888 - 1931)

Knute (pronounced "kah-NOOT") Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was an American football player and is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. His bio...

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Bo McMillin MP (1895 - 1952)

Alvin Nugent "Bo" McMillin (January 12, 1895 – March 31, 1952) was a Hall-of-Fame college football player, and later successful head coach, who served at both the collegiate and professional lev...

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Fielding Harris Yost MP (1871 - 1946)

Fielding Harris Yost (April 30, 1871 – August 20, 1946) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Ohio Wesleyan Univers...

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John H. Outland MP (1871 - 1947)

John H. Outland (March 7, 1871 – March 24, 1947) was an American football player and coach. He played football at Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the University of Kansas, and the University of...

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Wallace Wade MP (1892 - 1986)

William Wallace Wade (June 15, 1892 – October 7, 1986) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at the University o...

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