Jimmy Sidle

James Corbin Sidle (February 7, 1942 – November 14, 1999) was a professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Auburn University and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 4th round (47th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft.

Jimmy Sidle
No. 24
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:February 7, 1942
Birmingham, Alabama
Died:November 14, 1999 (aged 57)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Birmingham (AL) Banks
NFL Draft:1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 47
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 9 / Pick: 68
(by the New York Jets)[1]
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:6
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Sidle attended Sylacauga High School, before transferring after his sophomore season to L. Frazier Banks High School, where as a quarterback he received All-State and All-American honors. He also practiced basketball and won the state championship in the hurdles.

He accepted a football scholarship from Auburn University, where the team employed a run oriented offense. In 1963, as the starting quarterback he finished second in the nation in rushing behind Dave Casinelli and was named first-team All-American, after leading his team to a No. 5 ranking (9-1 record) and losing 7-13 to Nebraska in the 1964 Orange Bowl.[2][3] He registered 1,006 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 706 passing yards and 5 passing touchdowns.[4]

Although he was a quarterback, he still was featured on the cover of the September 21, 1964 edition of the Sports Illustrated magazine, under the title: "The Year of the Running Back". That year his team was one of the favorites to win the National Championship, but he tore the rotator cuff in his right shoulder in the season opener, playing against the University of Houston. He still played in all 10 games that season after being switched to halfback, but the team finished with a 6-4 record. He posted 303 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 262 passing yards, 54 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.

In 1999, he was inducted into Auburn's Tiger Trail, a walk of fame honoring former school greats. In 2002, he was inducted in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Sidle was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (47th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft and by the New York Jets in the ninth round (68th overall) of the 1965 AFL Draft. He signed with the Cowboys and was switched to fullback, but he was lost for the year in training camp, after re-injuring in July the same shoulder he hurt in college. His rights were sold to the expansion team Atlanta Falcons on August 31, 1966.[5]

Atlanta Falcons

In 1966, the Atlanta Falcons first used him at running back, before switching him to tight end. He was waived on September 11 and signed to the taxi squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 7.[6]

BC Lions (CFL)

In 1967, he signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, where he played as a tight end for 2 seasons.

Personal life

Sidle died of heart failure on November 14, 1999, after being hospitalized with pneumonia.[7]


  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Orange Bowl Opponents Feature Ground Attacks". Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Staubach And Two Other Quarterbacks, Loth Ridge And Sidle, In All-America Backfield". Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Surprise Element Gone, But Auburn Is Still Rugged". Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Falcons Buy Jimmy Sidle From Dallas". Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Falcons Promote Sidle, Sherlag". Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Jimmy Sidle". Retrieved September 10, 2017.

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1962 Auburn Tigers football team

The 1962 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Tigers' 71st overall and 29th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his 12th year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished with a record of six wins, three losses and one tie (6–3–1 overall, 4–3 in the SEC).

1963 All-SEC football team

The 1963 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1963 college football season.

1963 Auburn Tigers football team

The 1963 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Tigers' 72nd overall and 30th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his 13th year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. They finished with a record of nine wins and two losses (9–2 overall, 6–1 in the SEC).

1963 College Football All-America Team

The 1963 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 1963. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1963 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Central Press Association (CP), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (5) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (6) the Sporting News, and (7) the United Press International (UPI).

1963 NCAA University Division football season

The 1963 NCAA University Division football season was played by American football teams representing 120 colleges and universities recognized the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as major programs. The remaining 299 colleges and universities that were NCAA members and fielded football teams competed in the 1963 NCAA College Division football season.During the 20th century, the NCAA had no playoff for the major college football teams in the University Division, later known as Division I-A. The NCAA Football Guide, however, did note an "unofficial national champion" based on the top ranked teams in the "wire service" (AP and UPI) polls. The AP poll in 1963 consisted of the votes of 56 sportswriters, each of whom would give their opinion of the ten best teams. Under a point system of 10 points for first place, 9 for second, etc., the "overall" ranking was determined. Although the rankings were based on the collective opinion of the representative sportswriters, the teams that remained "unbeaten and untied" were generally ranked higher than those that had not. A defeat, even against a strong opponent, tended to cause a team to drop in the rankings, and a team with two or more defeats was unlikely to remain in the Top 10. The top teams played on New Year's Day in the four major postseason bowl games: the Rose (near Los Angeles at Pasadena), Sugar (New Orleans), Orange (Miami) and Cotton (Dallas).

As the regular season progressed, a new poll would be issued on the Monday following the weekend's games. The "writers' poll" by Associated Press (AP) was the most popular, followed by the "coaches' poll" by United Press International (UPI). Both services issued their final polls at the close of the regular season, but before teams competed in bowl games. The Associated Press presented the "AP Trophy" to the winner. At the end of the 1963 season, the #1 and #2 teams (Texas and Navy) met in the Cotton Bowl on January 1, with Texas winning 28 to 6.

In the preseason poll for 1963, the defending national champion USC Trojans were first with 484 points, followed by the Mississippi Rebels with 389 points.

1964 Orange Bowl

The 1964 Orange Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Auburn Tigers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

1965 American Football League draft

The 1965 American Football League draft took place on November 28, 1964. Held via telephone conference call, it remains the only draft in major professional football history to be held without a central location. The NFL draft was held the same day.

1965 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1965 Dallas Cowboys season was their sixth in the National Football League and their best record to date, at 7–7. After five consecutive losses, Dallas was 2–5 halfway through the season. They won five of the final seven games and finished in a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference, with the New York Giants, four games behind the defending NFL champion Cleveland Browns (11–3).

The Cowboys defeated the Giants twice and earned the berth in the third place Playoff Bowl in Miami, held three weeks after the regular season, but lost 35–3 to the Baltimore Colts, runners-up of the Western Conference.

1965 NFL Draft

The 1965 National Football League draft was held at the Summit Hotel in New York City on Saturday, November 28, 1964. The first player selected was Tucker Frederickson, back from Auburn, by the New York Giants.The draft was marked by the failure of the St. Louis Cardinals to sign quarterback Joe Namath of Alabama, who went with the New York Jets of the American Football League. The AFL draft was held the same day.

1967 BC Lions season

The 1967 BC Lions finished in fifth place in the Western Conference with a 3–12–1 record after Joe Kapp, Willie Fleming, Tom Hinton, Pat Claridge, Jim Carphin and Dick Fouts left the team following the conclusion of the 1966 season.

During the off-season, Herb Capozzi was replaced with new General Manager Denny Veitch.

Former Hamilton star pivot Bernie Faloney was brought in to replace Kapp. It was Faloney's final year of professional football, and while he threw for a career best 3303 yards, he also threw 21 interceptions and was sacked 35 times. After losing their first five games, Grey Cup winning head coach Dave Skrien was replaced by interim coach Ron Morris and then by Jim Champion. The team was characterized by its lack of offense, only averaging 14.9 points and 1.5 touchdowns per game.

The poor field goal kicking from the previous season resulted in the Lions being the first team to use a specialist kicker in the CFL. Although Ted Gerela did backup at running back, he did represent the transition in the CFL from the era when a regular positional player did the kicking and the era of kickers who do nothing but kick.

Veteran linebacker Norm Fieldgate, who had played with the team since the 1954 expansion, retired at the end of the season after 223 games.

The Lions introduced a new helmet logo: a roaring lion's head with BC inscribed on the cheek. This would be the team's primary mark for the 'lost decade' of Lions football from 1967 to 1977 where the team won more than six games only twice.

2010 Auburn Tigers football team

The 2010 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers, led by second-year head coach Gene Chizik were members of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference and played their home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium. The Tigers completed a 12–0 regular season record and defeated South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship Game.

On January 10, 2011, Auburn defeated Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona, 22–19, to win the second consensus national championship in school history. Auburn was selected national champion by NCAA-designated major selectors of Anderson & Hester, Associated Press, Bowl Championship Series, Berryman, Billingsley, CFRA, Colley, Congrove, Dunkel, Football Writers Association, FWAA-NFF Grantland Rice Super 16, Massey, National Football Foundation, Sagarin, USA Today (coaches), and Wolfe.

Auburn Tigers football

The Auburn Tigers football program represents Auburn University in the sport of American college football. Auburn competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Auburn officially began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892. The Tigers joined the Southeastern Conference in 1932 as one of the inaugural members of the conference and the Tigers began competing in the West Division when the conference divided in 1992. Auburn officially claims two national championships. Auburn has achieved twelve undefeated seasons and won twelve conference championships, along with eight divisional championships. The Tigers have made 43 post season bowl appearances, including 12 historically major bowl berths. The Tigers have the 13th most wins in FBS history with over 700 victories and have finished ranked in the Top 25 of either the AP or Coaches polls 37 times, including finishing in the top ten 18 times (ranked 12th nationally for top ten finishes).

The Tigers have produced three Heisman Trophy winners: quarterback Pat Sullivan in 1971, running back Bo Jackson in 1985, and quarterback Cameron Newton in 2010. Auburn has also produced twenty-nine consensus All-American players. The College Football Hall of Fame has inducted a total of 12 individuals from Auburn, including eight student-athletes and four head coaches: John Heisman, Mike Donahue, Ralph Jordan, and Pat Dye. Jordan, who coached from 1951 to 1975, led Auburn to its first national championship and won a total of 176 games, the most by any Auburn coach.

Auburn's home stadium is Jordan–Hare Stadium, which opened in 1939 and becomes Alabama's fifth largest city on gamedays with a capacity of 87,451. Auburn's arch rival is in-state foe Alabama. The Tigers and Crimson Tide meet annually in the Iron Bowl, one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports. The Tigers are currently led by head coach Gus Malzahn.

Dallas Cowboys draft history

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Dave Casinelli

David Anthony Casinelli (May 23, 1940 - October 11, 1987), also known as "Bull" Casinelli, was an American football player. He grew up in Follansbee, West Virginia, and played college football for the Memphis State football team from 1960 to 1963.In 1963, Casinelli led Memphis State to an undefeated season and a #14 ranking in the final UPI Coaches Poll. He also became the first Memphis State player to lead the NCAA in a major individual statistical category and the first Southern player to win the NCAA rushing title since John Dottley in 1949. Going into the final game of the 1963 season, he ranked third in rushing yardage but totaled 210 rushing yards in the final game to finish ahead of Jimmy Sidle and Gale Sayers. He led the NCAA for the 1963 season in rushing yardage (1,016 yards) and rushing carries (219). He also tied with Cosmo Iacavazzi for the national scoring title with 84 points, each having scored 14 touchdowns.During his four years at Memphis, Casinelli established school records with 2,796 total yards from scrimmage and 36 career touchdowns. In January 1964, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Casinelli died as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 1987 in Leon County, Florida.

L. Frazier Banks Middle School

L. Frazier Banks Middle School (formerly Banks High School) was a former high school and middle school in the Birmingham Public School System in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The school, which was named for former superintendent L. Frazier Banks, occupied six buildings in a residential area of Birmingham's South East Lake neighborhood.

The school was opened as a high school in 1957 and, at first, accepted only freshmen. The high school's first graduating class matriculated in 1961. The school's athletic teams in that 1960-61 season won the Birmingham city football, basketball and baseball championships.

In the early part of that decade, a U. S. Air Force F-86D/L "Sabre", tail number 52-4243, was acquired when it was taken off active service. The aircraft was painted in the school colors of Columbia Blue and Scarlet, then was installed as a mascot and landmark in front of the school.

In 1972 and 1973, Coach Shorty White led the Banks Jets to consecutive 4A state football championships. The school was recognized nationally as a football power, even appearing in the pages of National Geographic. Future NFL quarterback Jeff Rutledge led the team into a 1974 showdown with Woodlawn High School and future NFL running back Tony Nathan at Legion Field. The crowd was estimated at 42,000.

In the 1990s, Banks was transformed into a middle school under the direction of Superintendent Cleveland Hammonds. As a middle school, Banks fed into Woodlawn High. A December 2000 arson damaged the auditorium and destroyed dozens of band instruments.

In October 2006, the Facilities and Technology Committee of the Birmingham Board of Education heard a recommendation from new superintendent of schools Stan Mims to close Banks and transfer its students to the new Ossie Ware Mitchell School. The recommendation was approved, with students transferring during the 2006 Christmas break.

In the fall of 2007, after the school's closure, the state of Alabama agreed to turn over the landmark jet, which was actually still owned by the USAF, to the Southern Museum of Flight, where it will be restored to its original Maine Air National Guard active military color scheme for display.

List of Auburn Tigers in the NFL Draft

The Auburn University football team has had 273 players drafted into the National Football League since the league began holding drafts in 1936. This includes 30 players taken in the first round and four overall number one picks: Cam Newton in 2011, Aundray Bruce in 1988, Bo Jackson in 1986, and Tucker Frederickson in 1965.

List of Auburn Tigers starting quarterbacks

This is a list of every Auburn Tigers football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Auburn Tigers football team.

Southeastern Conference football individual awards

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