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Arnold Tucker

Arnold Tucker (College football.  Born, Calhoun Falls, SC, Jan. 5, 1924.)  During the years 1944-46, there were few better playing assignments in college football than quarterbacking the West Point teams featuring Glenn Davis (q.v.) and Doc Blanchard (q.v.) as the running backs.  As it happened, that assignment fell to young Arnold Tucker.  Over the course of those three seasons, Army won 27 of 28 games and played a scoreless tie with Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium.  Most of the attention fell on Blanchard and Davis but, in 1946, Tucker made several all-America teams and was chosen the Sullivan Award winner as the outstanding amateur athlete in the U.S.  He served in the U.S. Army until 1974, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.  He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

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