WHO’S WHO OF GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL (PRE-1948)

Anderson, Alf
Halfback, Decatur 1930-32; key member of three straight NGIC championship teams, UGA letterman 1934-36, played shortstop for Pittsburgh Pirates, son of GIAA arbiter Frank Anderson
Anderson, Frank
Coach, GMC, Riverside , and R.E. Lee; also served as GIAA arbiter in late 20’s, founder of Oglethorpe football team, father of Decatur star Alf
Alexander, W.A.
GIAA Arbiter 1922-25; first arbiter of the GIAA, head coach at Georgia Tech, helped members establish eligibility requirements and a system for deciding the championship
Barron, Pat
Quarterback, Monroe A&M 192?-2?; led Aggies to state championship as senior, four-year starter at Georgia Tech, brother of Red Barron.
Barron, David "Red"
Monroe A&M; twice named All-American at Georgia Tech, three time All-Southern Conference, Georgia Tech Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, played pro baseball briefly for the 1929 Boston Braves
Bazemore, Wright
Quarterback, Fitzgerald 1931-33; Mercer, long-time coach at Valdosta
Bean, Joe
Coach, Marist 1904-32; head coach of all sports at Marist for 28 years, doubled as head baseball coach at UGA in 1914 and 1915, member of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Beaver, Sanford "Sandy"
Coach, Riverside 1913-69; President of Riverside and one of the founding fathers of high school football in Georgia, coached football at Donald Fraser Military Academy in Decatur 1904-05 and University School of Stone Mountain 1906-12, native of Augusta, played guard at UGA, lettered in 1901-02
Beck, Ray
Lineman, Cedartown 1944-48; Georgia Tech, New York Giants, member of 1956 NFL championship team, consensus All-American, All-SEC, Most Valuable Lineman in the SEC, Georgia Tech Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Bolden, Jeff
Fullback, LaGrange 1924-26; large for the era at 190, helped team to three straight season without a loss to another high school
Bond, John
Fullback and punter, Toccoa 1929-31; UGA All-American 1935, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Bosch, Johnny
Halfback, GMA 1934-36; Georgia Tech star 1940-41
Brodnax, George
End, Boys High 194?-44; member of Georgia Tech Hall of Fame, first-team All-SEC end, four-year starter, All-American 1948, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Broyles, Frank
Halfback, Decatur 1939-41
Buck, Selby
Coach, Lanier (Macon) 1925-55, career record of 167-71-13, won GIAA championships in 1931 and 1936, won state Class AA championships in 1947 and 1948
Butler, H.D. "Dickie"
Quarterback, University School for Boys (Atlanta) 1923-25; All-City in 1925, UGA, head coach at Decatur, teams won NGIC championships in 1930, 1931, and 1932, head coach at Gordon Institute and Columbus
Carpenter, Walker
Newnan 1912?; All-American at Georgia Tech in 1917, member of Georgia Tech Hall of Fame and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Castleberry, Clint
Quarterback, Boys High 1939-41; three straight GIAA championships, All-State and All-Southern in 1941, Georgia Tech All-American and All-SEC in 1942, led Tech to nine wins and the Cotton Bowl as a freshman in 1942, third-place in 1942 Heisman voting, killed in World War II when his plane went down over West Africa
Chandler, Gene
center and linebacker, Tech 1942-45; All-State, All-Southern, Atlanta Touchdown Club Lineman of the Year, UGA, four-year letterman 1946-49
Cheney, Wylie Owen "W.O."
Co-founder of GIAA; principal of Tech for 26 years, Atlanta stadium named in his honor
Creel, Wayman
Richardson/College Park 1941-43
Davis, Joe
Running back, Valdosta 193?-40; scored 17 touchdowns for 1940 undefeated state championship team
Davis, Raymond "Race Horse"
Glynn Academy; University of Georgia, member of the 1942 "Dream Backfield" with Frank Sinkwich and Charley Trippi, Baltimore Colts 1947-49
Day, A.M. "Bum"
?; Georgia Tech All-American
Doyal, R.L. "Buck"
Center, Boys 1943-45; anchored line for three state championship teams, started as a true freshman at Georgia Tech, son of coach
Doyal, R.L. "Shorty"
Lineman, Tech 1914-17, and coach, Tech High, Boys, Marist; coach at Boys High from 1925-46, GIAA championships in 1932, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, and 1945, led Marist from 1947-51, two-year letterman at Georgia Tech
Duke, Paul
Center, Boys 194?; All-American at Georgia Tech, All-SEC, Atlanta Touchdown Club SEC Lineman of the Year, one season with American Football Conference New York Yankees
Fincher, Bill
Tech 1913-16; two-time All-American at Georgia Tech 1918 and 1920, famous for using a horse collar for shoulder pads at Tech High
Furchgott, Charles
Tackle, Boys 1939-41; All-GIAA as a junior and senior, played for three state championship teams, UGA, two-year letterman 1944-45
Grant, Billy
Quarterback, Valdosta 1945-47; led team to Class B title in 1947, UGA
Greer, Bob
Lineman, Tech 1944-46; Atlanta Touchdown Club Lineman of the Year 1946, UGA career cut short by knee injury
Gressette, T.W.
Coach, LaGrange, 1923-26; guided the Grangers to 31 straight wins against high school competition from 1923-26, former South Carolina star
Griffith, Johnny
Boys; All-State at Boys, UGA letterman and head coach, chairman of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Hargrove, Lauren
Running back, Fitzgerald 1945-48; All-State, All-Southern, and Prep All-American for state championship team as a senior, three-year letterman at UGA 1950-52
Hartman, Bill
Fullback, GMC 1932-34; UGA 1935-37, NCAA Hall of Fame, Washington Redskins 1938
Hayes, Lawrence
Halfback, Boys 1930-32; led Purple Hurricanes to their first state championship, ran for 181 yards in the title game against Lanier, led a beach assault at the Battle of Tarawa in November of 1943
Henderson, Billy
Quarterback, Lanier (Macon) 1943-45; all-state, set GIAA scoring record as senior, four-year letterman at UGA 1946-49, long-time Clarke Central head coach
Henderson, John
Center, Gordon Institute 1908-11; named to All-Time Georgia squad by the Atlanta Constitution in 1922, four-year letterman at UGA, teammate of Bob McWhorter in high school and college
Hooks, Bobby
Coach, GMC and Valdosta; native of Americus, led GMC to GIAA championship in 1930 and Valdosta to the state Class B title in 1940, UGA letterman 1926-28
Hunsinger, John K.
Halfback, University School for Boys 1924-26; All-City, father of future Brown High star of same name
Leathers, Milton "Red"
Tackle, Athens 1925-27; three-year letterman at UGA 1929-31, first UGA graduate to play in the NFL (Philadelphia Eagles 1933)
Lumpkin, Quinton
Center, Lanier (Macon) 1933-34; All-GIAA in 1933 and 1934, helped take Lanier to state championship game as a junior, three-year letterman at UGA, All-SEC in 1938, set UGA shot put record in 1937
Maddox, Arthur
Coach, GMC 1912-17; fielded some of the best prep teams in Georgia before World War I, left team to serve in the war, four-year letterman at UGA 1908-11
Maffett, Herbert
Toccoa 1924-27; UGA letterman 1928-30, All-American and All-SEC 1930
Maffett, Otis
Halfback, Boys 1931-33; brother of Herbert, played for state champion team as junior, lettered at UGA 1935-37
McNabb, Harold
Coach, Albany 1932-42, won 94 games in 11 seasons at Albany , team won Class B state championship in 1939, member of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
McWhorter, Bob
Halfback, Gordon 1907-09; led Gordon to 60-0 win over undefeated Riverside in 1909 to make claim for state championship, University of Georgia (1910-13), Georgia’s first All-American (1913), National Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
McWhorter, Pierce
Halfback, Tech 1944-46; helped team to undefeated record and state championship as senior
Mims, Billy
Quarterback, Boys 1933-35; led Boys to state championship as a senior, starting quarterback at UGA, three-year letterman 1937-39
Mott, Norman "Buster"
Halfback, Tech 1926-29; teamed with Bill Hutt and Heavy Hammond to lead Tech’s state championship backfield in 1928, UGA letterman 1930-32, named to the "All-Tech High" squad by W.O. Cheney
North, Bobby
Halfback, Tech 1944-46; teamed with Pierce McWhorter and Sid Williams to form potent backfield for the state championship team of 1946
Paschal, Bill
Running back, Tech 1938-39; Georgia Tech (career cut short by injury), New York Giants, led the NFL in rushing in 1943 and 1944, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Payne, Porter
Fullback, Boys 1943-45; on two state championship teams, four-year letterman at UGA 1946-49, father of Olympic Committee Chairman Billy Payne
Peek, Jack
Halfback, Tech 1942-44
Plaster, Ralph
Halfback, Tech 1935-37; Georgia Tech
Pope, Ewell
Guard, Boys 1943-45; 6’0" and 160 lbs, key defensive player for three state title teams, started four years at Georgia Tech, first player to start every game
Pund, Peter
?; Georgia Tech All-American 1928
Roberts, George
End, Boys 1933-35; named to "All-Time" Boys team in 1949, played on two state championship teams, turned down college offers to get married
Roberts, Jackie
Running back, Gainesville 1946-48; two-time All-State, leading rusher for NGIC co-champions as a junior, scored all 48 points in Gainesville’s 48-0 win over Winder in 1948, UGA, All-SEC baseball in 1953, selected to Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1958
Roddenbery, Andy
Halfback, Lanier (Macon)
Scarborough, Sidney
Quarterback and coach, Tech; star quarterback at Tech 1931-33 and Auburn 1934-36, assistant coach 1937-39, head coach 1940, 1945-46, state championship in 1946, Athletic Director for City of Atlanta Schools, member of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Sellers, Weyman
End, Albany 1942-43; caught game-winning pass in the 1943 Class B state championship game against Griffin, coached at Athens and Jonesboro
Smith, Joe
Quarterback, Gordon 1906-08; named to All-Time Georgia High School team by the Atlanta Constitution in 1922, teamed with Bob McWhorter in 1908
Smith, Vernon "Catfish"
End, Lanier (Macon) 1925-27; three-time All-GIAA, three-sport star (basketball and baseball) UGA, scored all 15 points in upset of Yale in 1929, three-year letterman at UGA 1929-31
Speer, Frank
?; Georgia Tech All-American in 1920’s
Stegeman, H.J.
GIAA Arbiter 1926-28; head coach at UGA, helped decide the GIAA championship by choosing two teams for a playoff
Stephenson, Sonny
Valdosta 1945-47; leading scorer for Class B champions in 1947, teamed with Billy Grant for make formidable pass/catch combination
Strupper, Everett
Halfback, University School at Stone Mountain, 1910-13; Georgia Tech Hall of Fame, NCAA Football Hall of Fame
Thomason, Johnny "Stumpy"
Fullback, Tech 1922-24; led Smithies to GIAA championship as senior, scored five touchdowns in 69-0 win over Boys in 1924, star of 1929 Rose Bowl victory for Georgia Tech
Thompson, Charlie
End, Boys High 1908-11; selected by the Atlanta Constitution to Georgia’s All-Time All-Star team in 1922, four-year letterman at UGA 1912-15
Thompson, Van
Halfback and quarterback, Riverside 1933-36; All-GIAA in 1935 and 1936
Thrash, Tom
Guard, Gordon Institute, 1909-12; selected by the Atlanta Constitution to Georgia ’s All-Time All-Star team in 1922, four-year letterman at UGA 1913-16
Tolbert, Claude "Gabe"
Coach, Tech 1923-39; led team to GIAA championships in 1924, 1928, 1933, and 1937
West, Preston
Tackle, Tech; All-SEC at Georgia Tech 1942
Williams, Sid E.
End and fullback, Tech; all-state for 1946 state title team, named to the "All-Time Tech" team by Principal W.O. Cheney in 1949, Georgia Tech
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