Ervin B. "Buddy" Elrod (October 28, 1918 – June 13, 1998) was an American football player. He attended the Mississippi State University and played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team. He played at the end position for the Bulldogs and was selected by the Associated Press, Central Press Association, New York Sun and Liberty magazine as a first-team player on the 1940 College Football All-America Team. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1941 and entered the military in 1942. He was inducted into the Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.
|Born:||October 28, 1918|
|Died:||June 13, 1998 (aged 79)|
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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.1940 Mississippi State Maroons football team
The 1940 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College during the 1940 college football season. This was Mississippi State's only undefeated season. End Buddy Elrod would be named SEC "Player of the Year" by the Nashville Banner and be selected to several All America teams.1941 NFL Draft
The 1941 National Football League Draft was held on December 10, 1940, at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C.Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Jackson, Mississippi. The hall of fame was established in 1961 and is currently located in a museum that displays the achievements of Mississippi athletes. The museum opened on July 4, 1996. It is opposite the Smith-Wills Stadium, home of the Central League's Jackson Senators minor-league baseball team.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.