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Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward (Pro Basketball.  Born, Tallahassee, FL, Oct. 12, 1970.)  After leading Florida State’s football team to the national championship in Jan. 1994, Charlie Ward, Jr., won the Heisman, Maxwell, and Davey O’Brien trophies as the nation’s best football player, as well as the Sullivan Award as the outstanding amateur athlete in America.  He was […]

Paul Governali

Paul Governali (Football.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Jan. 5, 1921; died, San Diego, CA, Feb. 15, 1978.)  Despite playing for a team that was 3-6 for the season, Paul V. Governali was chosen the Maxwell Trophy winner for 1942 and finished second to Georgia running back Frank Sinkwich in the Heisman Trophy voting as the […]

Clint Frank

Clint Frank (College football.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Sept. 13, 1915; died, Chicago, IL, July 7, 1992.)  As captain of the 1937 Yale football team, Clinton E. Frank led the Bulldogs to within a touchdown of an unbeaten season.  After a 4-0 start, Frank threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Al Hessberg in the closing […]

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 […]

Glenn Davis

Glenn Davis (College football.  Born, Claremont, CA, Dec. 26, 1924; died, La Quinta, CA, Mar. 9, 2005.)  “Mr. Outside” Glenn W. Davis was the speedy half of the deadly Blanchard-Davis backfield that made Army the powerhouse of the nation in college football from 1944 through 1946.  During that span, Davis scored 59 touchdowns (43 by […]

Doc Blanchard

Doc Blanchard (College football. Born, McColl, SC, Dec. 11, 1924, died, Bulverde, TX, Apr. 19, 2009.)  Felix A. Blanchard was nicknamed “Doc” early in his athletic career, but became better known across America as “Mr. Inside” while playing for the Army football teams of 1944-1946.  Blanchard had his finest season in 1945, when he scored 19 […]

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