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Dale Hall

Dale Hall (College basketball, college football.  Born, Pittsburg, KS, June 21, 1924; died, Bunnell, FL, Aug. 23, 1996.)  A basketball all-America at West Point during World War II, Dale Stanley Hall returned to become Red Blaik’s successor as Cadets football coach.  Hall (who averaged 18.2 points per game) was an all-America on Ed Kelleher’s 15-0 […]

Pete Dawkins

Pete Dawkins (College football.  Born, Royal Oak, Mich., Mar. 8, 1938.)  Determination helped lift Peter Miller Dawkins from a little-thought-of plebe quarterback to a Heisman Trophy-winning halfback on Col. Red Blaik’s unbeaten final Army squad in 1958.  Dawkins, a polio victim as a child, came back to become the quarterback on his eighth-grade football team […]

Red Blaik

Red Blaik (College football.  Born, Dayton, OH, Feb. 15, 1897; died, Colorado Springs, CO, May 6, 1989.)  Col. Earl H. Blaik, one of the creative figures of college football, was a towering name in the history of athletics at the United States Military Academy.  Blaik started as an undergrad at the Miami University in Oxford, […]

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