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Davey O'Brien (1917 - 1977)

Robert David (Davey) O'Brien, All-American football player at Texas Christian University, was born in Dallas, Texas, on June 22, 1917. As a youth he quarterbacked a sandlot football team that called it...

1/16/2023 1/16/2023

Bill Yeoman (1927 - 2020)

William Frank “Bill” Yeoman, University of Houston football coach, was born on December 26, 1927, in Elnora, Indiana. He was the youngest son of Claude Allen Yeoman and Anna Lillian (Greer) Yeoman. The...

1/7/2023 1/7/2023

William Madison (Matty) Bell, football coach, was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 22, 1899, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bell. He graduated in 1916 from North Fort Worth High School, where he p...

5/3/2009 1/3/2022

Harold Elsworth Burry MP (1912 - 1992)

Harold E. Burry (May 31, 1912 – September 5, 1992) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pen...

1/4/2011 12/4/2021

John Vaught (1909 - 2006)

John Howard Vaught (May 6, 1909 – February 3, 2006) was an American college football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the University of M...

12/1/2021 12/1/2021

Manning "Bruiser" Kinard Sr. (October 23, 1914 – September 7, 1985) was an American football tackle and coach and university athletic administrator. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fa...

9/14/2021 9/14/2021

Lance Alworth (1940 - d.)

Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League (AFL) and National Football Le...

7/14/2021 7/14/2021

Wallace Wade (1892 - 1986)

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

7/10/2021 7/10/2021

Gene Stallings (1935 - d.)

Clifton Stallings Jr. (born March 2, 1935) is a retired American football player and coach. He played college football at Texas A&M University (1954–1956), where he was one of the "Junction Boys", and ...

7/6/2021 7/6/2021

Don Hutson (1913 - 1997)

Montgomery Hutson (January 31, 1913 – June 26, 1997) was an American professional football player and assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL). He played as an end and spent his entire 11-...

6/19/2021 6/19/2021

John William Heisman MP (1869 - 1936)

"Namesake for The Heisman Trophy"

William Heisman (October 23, 1869 – October 3, 1936) was a player and coach of American football, baseball, and basketball, as well as a sportswriter and actor. He served as the head football coach at ...

11/2/2014 12/31/2020

Harry Gilmer (1926 - 2016)

Vincent Gilmer Jr. (April 14, 1926 – August 20, 2016) was an American football halfback and quarterback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. He was inducted in...

12/22/2020 12/22/2020

Pat Dye (1939 - 2020)

Fain Dye (November 6, 1939 – June 1, 2020) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at East Carolina University (1974–1979), the...

12/9/2020 12/9/2020

Capt. Robert Ligon McWhorter MP (1891 - 1960)

Robert Ligon McWhorter Sr. BIRTH 4 Jun 1891 Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA DEATH 28 Jun 1960 (aged 69) Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA BURIAL Oconee Hill Cemetery Athens, Clarke Count...

7/24/2009 10/31/2020

Bobby Bowden MP (1929 - 2021)

"Bobby"

Bobby Bowden is a retired American football coach. Bowden is best known for coaching the Florida State Seminoles football team from 1976 to 2009, and is considered one of the greatest college football ...

5/12/2008 10/22/2020

Bobby Dodd (1908 - 1988)

Lee Dodd (November 11, 1908 – June 21, 1988) was an American college football coach at Georgia Tech. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player and coach, one of four to be so hono...

8/5/2014 10/19/2020
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Reese Neyland (/ˈniːlənd/ NEE-lənd), MBE, (February 17, 1892 – March 28, 1962) was an American football player and coach and officer in the United States Army, reaching the rank of brigadier general. H...

9/24/2020 9/24/2020

John Ayers Merritt (1926 - 1983)

Ayers Merritt (January 26, 1926 – December 13, 1983) was a head football coach at Jackson State University and Tennessee State University. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994...

8/16/2008 9/22/2020

Washington Dougherty (1886 – May 18, 1977) was a Hall of Fame college football player for the Tennessee Volunteers football team. He later became the Dean of the College of Engineering at the Universit...

5/21/2013 9/8/2020

Dick MacPherson MP (1930 - 2017)

"Dick"

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Former Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson died on Tuesday at the age of 86. Beloved for his personality and his connection to the Syracuse community, as well as his ability to wi...

8/10/2017 6/12/2020

Billy Cannon MP (1937 - 2018)

"Billy", "Billie", "Billy Ab"

Cannon, a charismatic college and professional football hero whose world came crashing down when he went to prison for counterfeiting, died on Friday at his home in St. Francisville, La. He was 80.His ...

5/21/2018 6/12/2020

Pat Sullivan MP (1950 - 2019)

"Pat"

Pat Sullivan was the legendary Auburn quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy in 1971. He was a star at Auburn from 1969 until 1971, leading the Tigers to a record of 26-7. He was the first Heisman Trop...

12/2/2019 6/11/2020

Johnny Majors MP (1935 - 2020)

"Johnny"

was an All-American running back at the University of Tennessee, finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1956 to Paul Hornung. He became the head coach at Iowa State, leading them to their fir...

7/1/2007 6/4/2020

Walker (born March 3, 1962) is an American former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter, and mixed martial artist. He played college football for the University of Georgia, earned consensu...

8/27/2019 8/28/2019

Robert Arlington Higgins (1894 - 1969)

"Bob"

Robert A. Higgins was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Pennsylvania State University, where he was a three-time All-America, and then with professionally with the Ca...

6/29/2013 8/13/2019

Joe Greene MP

"Mean Joe Greene"

Edward Greene (born September 24, 1946), better known as "Mean" Joe Greene, is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) f...

8/12/2018 8/12/2018

Mandel Lott (born May 8, 1959) is a former American professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons during t...

8/12/2018 8/12/2018

Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966) is a former American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. Thomas was elected to the Pro ...

8/12/2018 8/12/2018

Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955) is a former American football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Known ...

8/12/2018 8/12/2018

Gale Sayers MP (1943 - 2020)

Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943) is a former professional American football player who earned acclaim both as a halfback and return specialist in the National Football League (NFL). In a brief but hig...

8/12/2018 8/12/2018

LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960) is a former American football running back and football analyst for CBS. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,412 yards during hi...

8/10/2018 8/10/2018

Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954) is a former American football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos.From Western Penns...

8/10/2018 8/10/2018

Roger Staubach MP

Texas, United States

Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942), nicknamed "Roger the Dodger", "Captain America" and "Captain Comeback", is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).He atten...

1/31/2007 8/10/2018

Tramayne Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is a former professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played the majority of his ...

8/9/2018 8/9/2018

Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is a former professional American football player and actor. He was a running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 thro...

8/9/2018 8/9/2018

Luywnn Sanders Sr. (/ˈdiːɒn/; born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Primetime", is a former American football and baseball player who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He is currently ...

8/8/2018 8/9/2018

Sharpe (born April 6, 1965) is a former American football wide receiver and analyst for the NFL Network. He attended the University of South Carolina, and played from 1988 to 1994 with the Green Bay Pa...

8/9/2018 8/9/2018

Allen Griese (pronounced /ˈɡriːsi/ GREE-see; born February 3, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by...

8/8/2018 8/8/2018

Singletary (born October 9, 1958) is an American football coach and former professional football player. After playing college football for Baylor University, Singletary was drafted by the Chicago Bear...

8/6/2018 8/7/2018

Keller Ditka (born Michael Dyczko; October 18, 1939) is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro Football Hall of Fame ...

8/6/2018 8/7/2018

Marvin Butkus (born December 9, 1942) is a former American football player, sports commentator, and actor. He played professional football as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football...

8/6/2018 8/7/2018

Red Grange MP (1903 - 1991)

"The Galloping Ghost"

Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and for the short-lived New...

8/6/2018 8/6/2018

Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. He is widely considered to be the greate...

8/6/2018 8/6/2018

Navy Rear Admiral. Born in Pulaski, Tennessee, he attended the University of Alabama (1939-42) and was an All-American tackle on the Crimson Tide football team. In 1942, he enlisted in the US Marine Co...

2/8/2018 2/8/2018

Captain Slade Cutter (1991 - 2005)

Deville Cutter (November 1, 1911 – June 9, 2005) was a career U.S. naval officer who was awarded four Navy Crosses and tied for second place for Japanese ships sunk in World War II. He graduated from t...

2/8/2018 2/8/2018

US Navy Rear Admiral, College Football Coach. Hamilton graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1927. The Naval Academy football team won the 1926 national championship, with Hamilton as the q...

2/8/2018 2/8/2018

Matt Leinart MP

"Matt Leinart"

Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who now works as a studio analyst for Fox Sports’ college football coverage. He played college football at the University o...

9/16/2017 12/30/2017

Hal Bedsole MP (1941 - 2017)

"Hal Bedsole"

Harold Jay "Hal" Bedsole (December 21, 1941 – December 22, 2017) was an American football player. He played as a tight end and end early in his career during the single platoon days.Bedsole prepped at ...

12/23/2017 12/23/2017

Tommy Nobis MP (1943 - 2017)

"Tommy"

ATLANTA (AP) - Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons and a hard-hitting middle linebacker who was never fully recognized for his talents on a struggling franchise that ...

12/14/2017 12/14/2017

Charles A. "Rip" Engle (1906 - 1983)

Charles A. "Rip" Engle was Head Football Coach at both Brown University and Penn. State. In sixteen years with the Nittany Lions, he never had a losing season. Mr. Engle is a member of the College Foot...

12/2/2017 12/2/2017

Frank Augustus Hinkey MP (1871 - 1925)

Augustus Hinkey (December 23, 1871 – December 30, 1925) was an American college football player and coach. He was notable for being one of only three college football players in history to be named a f...

3/22/2017 3/31/2017

Clinton Frank MP (1915 - 1992)

E. Frank (September 13, 1915 – July 7, 1992) was an American football player and advertising executive. He played halfback for Yale University. In 1954, he founded the Clinton E. Frank, Inc. advertisin...

3/22/2017 3/25/2017

Keith Bosworth (born March 9, 1965), nicknamed "The Boz," is a former American professional football player who played as a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League (NFL). Bo...

3/4/2017 3/5/2017

Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is a former baseball and American football player. He is one of the few athletes to be named an All-Star in two major sports, and the only one to do so in b...

3/4/2017 3/5/2017

Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a former American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. A member of both the college and...

2/8/2017 2/8/2017

Walter Payton MP (1954 - 1999)

"Sweetness"

Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. Payton was known aroun...

10/10/2009 2/8/2017

Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Manning holds the record for most NFL MVP awards with...

12/17/2007 1/12/2017

LaVell Edwards MP (1930 - 2016)

"LaVell Edwards"

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Reuben LaVell Edwards (October 11, 1930 – December 29, 2016) was a American football head coach for Brigham Young University (BYU). With 257 career victories, he ranked ...

4/1/2008 12/30/2016

Alex Agase MP (1922 - 2007)

Alexander Arrasi Agase (March 27, 1922 – May 3, 2007) was an American football guard and linebacker who was named an All-American three times in college and played on three Cleveland Browns championshi...

12/23/2016 12/23/2016

Vernon "Catfish" Smith (1908 - 1988)

"Catfish" Smith (January 14, 1908 – September 29, 1988) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and military officer. A three-sport athlete at the University of Georgia, Smith...

9/8/2016 9/8/2016

Murray Shelton (1893 - 1985)

Norcross Shelton (April 20, 1893 – August 14, 1985) was an American football player. Born in Dunkirk, New York, Shelton graduated from Cornell University in 1916 and was a member of the Sphinx Head Soc...

9/7/2016 9/7/2016

William Jay Warner (1881 - 1944)

"Bill"

Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Apr 6 2016, 19:37:45 UTC J. "Bill" Warner (January 24, 1881 – February 2, 1944) was an American football player and coach. Warner graduated from Cornell U...

4/6/2016 9/7/2016
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George Little (1889 - 1957)

Edkin Little (May 27, 1889 – February 23, 1957) was an American football player, and coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coa...

4/29/2015 6/26/2016

Joe Theismann MP

"Joe"

Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is an American former professional football player, sports commentator, corporate speaker and restaurateur. He played quarterback in the National Football Leag...

5/19/2016 5/19/2016

Constantine Marino, Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is a former American football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). The last quarterback of the Qu...

4/17/2016 4/17/2016

Albert Elway, Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback and current executive vice president of football operations and general manager of the Denver Broncos of the National Fo...

4/17/2016 4/17/2016

4/16/2016 4/16/2016

Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). He played 14 seasons. He is a football analy...

11/21/2010 4/13/2016

Earl "Dutch" Clark (1906 - 1978)

Harry "Dutch" Clark (October 11, 1906 – August 5, 1978) was an American professional football player for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League. In his final two seasons he was the Head Coac...

4/6/2008 4/13/2016

Orenthal James Simpson was born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California. His aunt gave him the name Orenthal, which supposedly was the name of a French actor she liked. OJ is what he usually goes...

6/4/2011 4/13/2016

Sammy Baugh (1914 - 2008)

Adrian "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh (March 17, 1914 – December 17, 2008) was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the Horned Frogs at Texas Christian University, where he was...

8/24/2011 4/13/2016

Otto Graham MP (1921 - 2003)

Everett Graham, Jr. (December 6, 1921 – December 17, 2003) was a professional American football and basketball player who played for the Cleveland Browns in both the All-America Football Conference and...

8/25/2011 4/13/2016

Frank Gifford MP (1930 - 2015)

Newton "Frank" Gifford (August 16, 1930 – August 9, 2015) was an American football player and television sports commentator. After a 12-year playing career as a running back and flanker for the New Yor...

1/13/2009 4/13/2016

Alan Ameche (1933 - 1988)

"Alan Ameche", "The Horse Ameche"

Professional Football Player. A hard-running fullback, he won the 1954 Heisman Trophy as a senior at the University of Wisconsin. Not selected by his home-state Green Bay Packers, he became the first r...

4/11/2016 4/11/2016

Benny Friedman MP (1905 - 1982)

Great football player who invented the forward pass.Won the Downtown Athletic Club trophy before it was renamed the Heisman. "Benny" Friedman (March 18, 1905 – November 24, 1982) was an American footba...

8/27/2009 4/10/2016

Jackie Dickerson Parker MP (1932 - 2006)

'Jack Dickerson "Jackie" Parker 'Jack Dickerson "Jackie" Parker (January 1, 1932 – November 7, 2006), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, was an American football player who became an All-American in college...

3/5/2014 4/4/2016

Johnny Mack Brown (1904 - 1974)

"John Mack Brown"

Mack Brown (September 1, 1904 – November 14, 1974) was an American college football player and film actor originally billed as John Mack Brown at the height of his screen career.Early lifeBorn and rais...

8/25/2014 4/4/2016

Edward K. Hall (1870 - 1932)

4/1/2016 4/1/2016

Pat Tillman MP (1976 - 2004)

Daniel "Pat" Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the Sep...

2/1/2016 4/1/2016

Milan Harrison Detweiler (1888 - 1984)

"Det"

Milan Harrison Detweiler, Du Quoin, Ill.Proposed by H. A. Buehler, M. H. Thornberry, Charles Y. Clayton.Born 1888, Lebanon, Mo. 1906—11, Mo. School of Mines, Rolla, Mo., B. S. 1909—10, Asst. Engr. Madi...

4/8/2015 3/11/2016

Thomas Truxtun Hare, Sr. (1878 - 1956)

"Truxtun Hare"

Truxtun Hare (October 12, 1878 – February 2, 1956) was an American track and field athlete who competed in the hammer throw and All rounder events. He was also a college football player for the Penn Qu...

5/20/2015 5/20/2015

Knowlton Ames (1868 - 1931)

Lyman "Snake" Ames (May 27, 1868 – December 23, 1931) was an American football player for Princeton University from 1886 to 1889, and the Chicago Athletic Association, in 1892. In 1891 and 1892, he was...

4/16/2015 4/16/2015

Sid Gillman MP (1911 - 2003)

"Sid" Gillman (October 26, 1911 – January 3, 2003) was an American football player, coach, executive, and innovator. Gillman's insistence on stretching the football field by throwing deep downfield pas...

9/12/2007 4/11/2015

Paul "Bear" Bryant MP (1913 - 1983)

"Bear"

Nothing but a winner. That's how I described myself even before I broke the record that made me the winningest coach in the history of big-time college football at that time. I was national coach of th...

5/22/2009 4/1/2015

Doak Walker (1927 - 1998)

Doak Walker, Jr. (January 1, 1927 – September 27, 1998) was an American football player. He played college football as a halfback at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he won the Heisman Trophy...

3/21/2015 3/21/2015

Kyle Rote (1928 - 2002)

Kyle Rote, Sr. (October 27, 1928 – August 15, 2002) was an All-American running back at Southern Methodist University, Class of 1951, played for 11 years for the New York Giants, 1951-1961. Following h...

3/21/2015 3/21/2015

Callaway Baughan, Jr. (born August 3, 1938) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, and the Washington Redskins. Baughan playe...

3/15/2015 3/15/2015

Eric Tipton (1915 - 2001)

Gordon Tipton (April 20, 1915 – August 29, 2001) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds. Also known as a college football player, h...

8/19/2014 3/2/2015

Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker in the United States. He served as the head football coach at The ...

12/3/2010 1/24/2015

Bo Schembechler (1929 - 2006)

Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Jr. (April 1, 1929 – November 17, 2006) was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami University from 1963...

12/30/2014 12/30/2014

Woody Hayes (1913 - 1987)

Woodrow "Woody" Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Denison University (1946–1948), Miami University (1949–1950), and Oh...

12/30/2014 12/30/2014

John Ferraro (1924 - 2001)

Ferraro (1924–2001) was the longest-serving Los Angeles City Council member in the history of the city—thirty-five years, from 1966 until his death in 2001—and the president of the council for fourteen...

12/1/2014 12/1/2014

Langdon "Biffy" Lea (1874 - 1937)

"Biffy" Lea (May 11, 1874 – October 10, 1937) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Princeton University, where he was selected as a first-team All-American at tackle...

5/6/2008 11/19/2014

Dudley "Charlie" Daly (October 31, 1880 – February 12, 1959) was an American football player and coach, an author, and served in the United States Army during World War I. He played college football as...

8/4/2014 8/4/2014

Earl Blaik MP (1897 - 1989)

Henry "Red" Blaik (February 15, 1897 – May 6, 1989) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and United States Army officer. He served as the head football coach at Dart...

7/1/2014 7/1/2014

Bill Dudley MP (1921 - 2010)

"Bullet Bill"

McGarvey "Bullet Bill" Dudley (December 24, 1921 – February 4, 2010) was a professional American football player in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, and Washingt...

6/29/2014 6/29/2014

John J. Tigert (1882 - 1965)

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 Education. Tigert...

12/21/2013 12/21/2013

George R. Pfann (1902 - 1996)

Never beaten, never tied. Such was the varsity record of Cornell quarterback George Pfann, in 1921, 1922, and 1923. An ideal combination of brains and brawn, the 5-9, 172-pound Pfann gave coach Gil Dob...

12/19/2013 12/19/2013