Bob Foxx

Robert Morgan Foxx (September 15, 1917 – June 22, 1975) was an American football player. He played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers football team from 1938 to 1940 and was selected by the International News Service as a second-team player on the 1940 College Football All-America Team.[1] In a poll of Knoxville Journal readers, Foxx was voted Knoxville's greatest athlete of the first half of the 20th century.[2] He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1968.[3] He played minor league baseball in 1941.[4] He also was hired as an assistant football coach at Tennessee in 1941.[5][6]

Bob Foxx
Tennessee Volunteers
Career history
CollegeTennessee (1938–1940)
Personal information
Born:September 15, 1917
Knoxville, Tennessee
Died:June 22, 1975 (aged 57)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career highlights and awards


  1. ^ "Michigan, Minnesota Dominate All-America". St. Petersburg Times. December 3, 1940.
  2. ^ "Bob Foxx".
  3. ^ "Foxx, Bob". Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bob Foxx Minor League Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Pick Bob Foxx as Tennessee Football Aid". Chicago Tribune. May 9, 1941.
  6. ^ "Bob Foxx To Help Tennessee Coach". The Milwaukee Journal. May 9, 1941.

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1938 Tennessee Volunteers football team

The 1938 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1938 college football season. Head coach Robert Neyland fielded his third team at Tennessee after returning from active duty in the United States Army. The 1938 Tennessee Volunteers won the school's first national championship and are regarded as one of the greatest teams in SEC and NCAA history. The team was named national champion by NCAA-designated major selectors of Berryman, Billingsley, Boand, Dunkel, College Football Researchers Association, Houlgate, Litkenhous, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess)In 1938, The Vols went 10–0 in the regular season and then shut out fellow unbeaten Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, 17–0, snapping the Sooners' 14-game win streak and beginning a long winning streak for Neyland. Tennessee was selected by a majority of polls and selectors as the national champions with 24 crowning the Vols. Heisman Trophy winner Davey O'Brien and his undefeated TCU Horned Frogs were second with 14.

The 1938 Volunteers were the first of three consecutive Tennessee squads that had undefeated regular seasons. Tennessee won three consecutive conference titles before Neyland left for military service in World War II in 1941. Tennessee also began a historic streak in 1938. By shutting out their last four regular season opponents, the Vols began a streak of 17 consecutive regular season shutouts and 71 consecutive shutout quarters, still NCAA records. Athlon Sports has named the 1938 UT team as the third best college football team of all time.

1939 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1939 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1939 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 46th overall and 7th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Frank Thomas, in his ninth year, and played their home games at Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins, three losses and one tie (5–3–1 overall, 2–3–1 in the SEC).

The Crimson Tide opened the season with a victory over Howard before they upset Fordham 7–6 in an intersectional contest at the Polo Grounds in week two. After their victory over Mercer, Alabama was shut out 21–0 by Tennessee, their second consecutive shutout loss against the Volunteers. The Crimson Tide then rebounded with a homecoming victory over Mississippi State. However, Alabama would then go winless over their next three conference games with a tie against Kentucky followed by shutout losses to both Tulane and Georgia Tech. The Crimson Tide rebounded in their final game of the season to defeat Vanderbilt.

1939 All-SEC football team

The 1939 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1939 college football season. Tennessee won the conference.

1940 All-SEC football team

The 1940 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1940 college football season. Tennessee won the conference.

1940 College Football All-America Team

The 1940 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1940. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1940 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the United Press (UP), (4) the All-America Board (AAB), (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) Liberty magazine, (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) Newsweek, and (9) the Sporting News (SN).

Michigan halfback (and Heisman Trophy winner) Tom Harmon, Texas A&M fullback John Kimbrough, and Tennessee guard Bob Suffridge were the only three unanimous first-team All-Americans chosen by all nine official selectors.

1941 NFL Draft

The 1941 National Football League Draft was held on December 10, 1940, at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C.

1941 Sugar Bowl

The 1941 edition of the Sugar Bowl featured the fourth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers and the fifth-ranked Boston College Eagles, both with records of 10–0 and high-scoring offenses. It was played on Wednesday, January 1, 1941, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In the seventh Sugar Bowl, Tennessee scored the only points of the first half with a four-yard touchdown run by Van Thompson in the first quarter. After a scoreless second quarter, Boston College scored on a 13-yard touchdown run from Harry Connolly to tie the score at seven each. Tennessee answered with a two-yard touchdown run from Warren Buist for a 13–7 lead. Boston College scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown from Mike Holovak to tie the game at thirteen each.

In the fourth quarter, Tennessee's Bob Foxx missed a short field goal attempt with three minutes remaining, and BC took over on its own twenty. Quarterback Charlie O'Rourke led the Eagles on an eighty-yard drive, capped with his 24-yard touchdown run to give them a 19–13 win.

1942 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1942 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1942 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 49th overall and 10th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Frank Thomas, in his 12th year, and played their home games at Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Legion Field in Birmingham and at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3 overall, 4–2 in the SEC) and with a victory in the Orange Bowl over Boston College.

The Crimson Tide opened the 1942 season with five consecutive victories, four of which were shutouts, and rose to the No. 3 spot in the AP Poll. They outscored their opponents 124 to 6 and defeated Southwestern Louisiana, Mississippi State, a team of former college all-stars playing for the Pensacola NAS, Tennessee and Kentucky. Against No. 2 ranked Georgia, Alabama surrendered a 10–0 fourth quarter lead and lost 21–10 to a Bulldogs squad that went on to capture a share of the 1942 national championship. The Crimson Tide went on to alternate wins and losses over their final four regular season games with victories over both South Carolina and Vanderbilt and losses to Georgia Tech and Georgia Pre-Flight. They then closed the season with a victory over Boston College in the Orange Bowl.

1942 Georgia Pre-Flight Skycrackers football team

The 1942 Georgia Pre-Flight Skycrackers football team represented the United States Navy pre-flight aviation training school at the University of Georgia during the 1942 college football season. The team compiled a 7–1–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 183 to 105. The team was ranked No. 3 among the service teams in a poll of 91 sports writers conducted by the Associated Press.Raymond "Bear" Wolf was the team's head coach. The roster of the 1942 Georgia Pre-Flight team was made up of stars from colleges and NFL teams around the country. Notable players (with their prior team in parenthesis) included: Frank Filchock (Washington Redskins), Bob Suffridge (Philadelphia Eagles), Ernie Blandin (Tulane), Jim Poole (New York Giants), Charlie Timmons (Georgia/Clemson), Allie White (Philadelphia Eagles), Darrell Tully (Detroit Lions), Herschel Ramsey (Philadelphia Eagles), Bob Foxx (Tennessee, 1939 SEC Co-Player of the Year), Noble Doss (Texas), Billy Patterson (Pittsburgh Steelers), Al Piasecky (Duke), Ed Hickerson (Alabama), and Bill Kirchem (Tulane).

Two Skycrackers were named to the 1942 All-Navy All-America football team: Jim Poole at left end and Bill Davis at right tackle. In addition,

Gordon English (left end) and Francis Crimmins (left guard) were named to the 1942 All-Navy Preflight Cadet All-America team.

History of LSU Tigers football

The LSU Tigers football team represents Louisiana State University in the sport of American football. The university has fielded a team every year since it began play in 1893, except in 1918 due to World War I. It has competed in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) since 1933, and in the conference's Western division since 1992. Previously, LSU was a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) from 1896 to 1921 and the Southern Conference (SoCon) from 1922 to 1932. There have been 32 head coaches for the team, starting with Charles E. Coates in 1893. Since 2016, the head coach of the Tigers is Ed Orgeron. LSU has played 1,221 games in its 123 seasons of play, and has compiled an all-time record of 772 wins, 405 losses, and 47 ties as of the end of the 2016 season.

Ken Kavanaugh

Kenneth William Kavanaugh (November 23, 1916 – January 25, 2007) was an American football player, coach, and scout. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears as an end from 1940 to 1950, except for three seasons during which he served in World War II. He led the league in receiving touchdowns twice, and is a member of the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team. He is the Bears' all-time leader in receiving touchdowns, with 50.

Kavanaugh played college football at Louisiana State University for the LSU Tigers, where he was named most valuable player of the Southeastern Conference and a consensus All-American in 1939 after leading the nation in receptions and receiving yards. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

List of Tennessee Volunteers in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Tennessee Volunteers selected in the NFL Draft.

Southeastern Conference football individual awards

Coaches and media of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) bestow the following individual awards at the end of each college football season.

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