Farley Moody

Farley William Moody (September 18, 1891 – October 11, 1918) was a college football player and a lawyer.[1]

Farley Moody
Biographical details
BornSeptember 18, 1891
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
DiedOctober 11, 1918 (aged 27)
Argonne Forest, France
Alma materUniversity of Alabama
Playing career
1909–1912Alabama
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1915Alabama
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-Southern (1912)

Early years

Farley Moody was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on September 18, 1891 to Frank Sims Moody and Mary Farley Maxwell.

University of Alabama

At Alabama he was a member of Phi Delta Theta.

Playing career

Moody was a prominent quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama from 1909 to 1912.

1910

Moody made the field goal to beat Tulane 5 to 3 in 1910.

1911

Moody scored two touchdowns, including a 40-yard punt return, and added four extra points in the 24 to 0 win over Howard in 1911.

1912

Moody was captain of the 1912 team.[2] He was selected All-Southern.[3] He later died in France while serving in the First World War during the Battle of the Argonne Forest just a month before the Armistice.

Coaching career

1915

He coached the 1915 team with athletic director B. L. Noojin after coach Kelley was hospitalized with typhoid fever.[4][5] The pair had a record of 2 wins and 2 losses.

Wartime service

He died in France while serving in the First World War during the Battle of the Argonne Forest just a month before the Armistice.[6]

References

  1. ^ Phi Delta Theta Fraternity (1918). "1912". The Catalogue of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity: 49.
  2. ^ "1912 season" (PDF).
  3. ^ Spalding's Football Guide. 1913. pp. 25, 65.
  4. ^ "Notable Comeback Victories" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Nick Saban Era Begins".
  6. ^ "Entire City Saddened by the Killing of Lieut. Farley Moody on Battle Front in France". The Tuscaloosa News. November 6, 1918. p. 6. Retrieved November 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access

External links

1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1909 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 17th overall and 14th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach J. W. H. Pollard, in his fourth year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins, one loss and two ties (5–1–2 overall, 4–1–1 in the SIAA).

Defensively, Alabama had six consecutive shutouts to go 5–0–1 before they surrendered their first touchdown against Tulane in their 5–5 tie.

1910 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1910 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1910 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 18th overall and 15th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Guy Lowman, in his first year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of four wins and four losses (4–4 overall, 0–4 in the SIAA).

After Alabama opened the season with shutouts over both Birmingham College and the Marion Military Institute, the Crimsons lost four consecutive games to SIAA opponents by a margin of 104–0. The squad rebounded with a 5–3 victory over Tulane at New Orleans and a 9–0 victory over Washington and Lee to finish the season with an overall record of 4–4.

1911 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1911 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1911 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 19th overall and 16th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach D. V. Graves, in his first year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins, two losses and two ties (5–2–2 overall, 2–2–2 in the SIAA).

In June 1911, Guy Lowman resigned from his position of head coach and athletic director at Alabama, and one month later the hiring of Graves to serve in both capacities was announced by the university president. Under Graves, Alabama opened their season with a pair of victories over Howard and Birmingham College at Tuscaloosa. They were then upset by Georgia at Birmingham before playing both Mississippi A&M and Georgia Tech to ties on the road. After a victory over Marion Military Institute in their final road game of the season, Alabama closed the season with victories over both Tulane and Davidson and an upset loss to Sewanee.

1912 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1912 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1912 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 20th overall and 17th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach D. V. Graves, in his second year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, US. They finished the season with a record of five wins, three losses, and one tie (5–3–1 overall, 3–3–1 in the SIAA).

1912 College Football All-Southern Team

The 1912 College Football All-Southern Team consists of American football players selected to the College Football All-Southern Teams selected by various organizations for the 1912 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. Lew Hardage was selected for Walter Camp's third-team All-American. Vanderbilt won the SIAA championship. Georgetown won the SAIAA championship.

Innis Brown, a referee throughout the south, and captain of Vanderbilt's 1905 championship team, was hired to select the team of the Atlanta Constitution. The Constitution's editor Dick Jemison also selected a team. Former Georgia player and captain and then assistant Harold Ketron selected a team. Georgia Tech head coach John Heisman as usual picked one also. Former Mississippi head coach Nathan Stauffer selected an All-Southern team for Collier's Weekly.

1915 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1915 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1915 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 23rd overall and 20th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Thomas Kelley, in his first year. It was in 1915 Alabama moved its on campus home games from The Quad, where all on-campus home games had been played since 1893, and to a new location, University Field (later renamed Denny Field in honor of school president George Denny in 1920). Home games were also played at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a 6-2 record, 5-0 in the SIAA.

History of Alabama Crimson Tide football

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team represents the University of Alabama in American football.

List of Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterbacks

This is a list of every Alabama Crimson Tide football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

Alabama quarterbacks have played prominent roles in American society off the gridiron as well. Both Farley Moody and Charlie Joplin died while serving in the First World War.

Thomas Kelley (coach)

Thomas Kelley (born c. 1888) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at Muhlenberg College (1911–1913), the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy—now the Missouri University of Science and Technology (1914), the University of Alabama (1915–1917), the University of Idaho (1920–1921), and the University of Missouri (1922), compiling a career college football coaching record of 56–24–3 (.693). Kelley was also the head basketball coach at Muhlenberg from 1912 to 1914 and Alabama for the 1916–17 season, tallying a career college basketball record of 18–23 (.439). In addition, he served as the athletic director at Idaho from 1920 to 1922.

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