Willie Geny

Charles F. "Willie" Geny (November 14, 1913 – December 19, 1999)[1] was a college football and basketball player for the Vanderbilt Commodores. He was football's Southeastern Conference player of the year in 1935. As captain of the Commodores, he led them to their first defeat of rival Tennessee in nine years.[2] He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.[3] He later sold insurance. Geny persuaded Billy Joe Adcock to attend Vanderbilt.[4]

Willie Geny
Vanderbilt Commodores
Career history
CollegeVanderbilt (1933–1935)
Personal information
Born:November 14, 1913
Nashville, Tennessee
Died:December 19, 1999 (aged 86)
Nashville, Tennessee
Career highlights and awards
  • All-SEC (1935)
  • Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame (1985)


  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JPB2-724 : accessed May 23, 2016), Charles F Geny, December 19, 1999; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. ^ "Dixon Stars in Commodores Victory". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. November 17, 1935.
  3. ^ http://tshf.net/halloffame/geny-charles-willie/
  4. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=dRt5GtLl3AQC&pg=PA56
1934 All-SEC football team

The 1934 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1934 college football season. The Alabama Crimson Tide and Tulane Green Wave shared the conference title. The Crimson Tide defeated the Stanford Indians 29 to 13 in the Rose Bowl, and was selected national champions by Dunkel, Williamson and Football Thesaurus. Alabama halfback Dixie Howell was voted SEC Player of the Year.

1935 All-SEC football team

The 1935 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1935 college football season. The LSU Tigers won the conference, posting an undefeated conference record.

1935 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

The 1935 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1935 college football season. The Commodores were led by Ray Morrison, who was serving in the second stent as head and 2nd year overall as head coach. Vanderbilt went 7–3–1 Vanderbilt has been a member of the Southeastern Conference since 1932, the Commodores went 5–1 in conference play and finished 2nd. They played their six home games at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The 5–1 mark is the best record that Vanderbilt has had since joining the SEC. The five wins is the high mark for Vanderbilt and was not matched until 2012, 77 years later.

Team captain was Willie Geny, Vandy started out with three wins and then lost the next three, Vanderbilt bounced back by winning out the last 4 games, beating Georgia Tech, Rivals Sewanee and Tennessee and Alabama. Vanderbilt's three losses where all close games being outscored by only fourteen points. In the 3 game slide Vandy lost to LSU who was 9–2 overall and 6–0 in SEC play. This is the best Vandy has been in the SEC to this day.

List of Vanderbilt University athletes

Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee has graduated a number of athletes. This includes graduates, non-graduate former students and current students of Vanderbilt who are notable for their achievements within athletics, sometimes before or after their time at Vanderbilt. Intercollegiate sports teams at Vanderbilt are known as the "Commodores", due to founder Cornelius Vanderbilt's sobriquet.

Vanderbilt University currently sponsors teams in six men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports: Men's Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Bowling, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Soccer, Women's swimming, Men and Women's tennis, and Women's track and field events.

Well-known American football athletes include former students Jay Cutler, Jamie Duncan, Shelton Quarles, and Will Wolford, former Vanderbilt football coaches Dan McGugin, Wallace Wade, and Red Sanders, and all-time greats such as Lynn Bomar, Josh Cody, Bucky Curtis, Carl Hinkle, Bill Spears, John J. Tigert, and Bill Wade. Former Vanderbilt chemistry professor William Lofland Dudley was known as the "father of Southern football." Vanderbilt's entrants into the NBA include Charles Davis, Festus Ezeli, Shan Foster, John Jenkins, Dan Langhi, Clyde Lee, and Will Perdue. Award-winning baseball stars include Pedro Alvarez, David Price, Scotti Madison, and Mike Minor. Sportswriters Grantland Rice and Fred Russell had both been members of the baseball team.

Ray Morrison

J. Ray Morrison (February 28, 1885 – November 19, 1982) was an American football and baseball player and a coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Southern Methodist University (1915–1916, 1922–1934), Vanderbilt University (1918, 1935–1939), Temple University (1940–1948), and Austin College (1949–1952), compiling a career college football record of 155–130–34. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.

Morrison was also the head basketball coach at Vanderbilt for one season in 1918–19, tallying a mark of 8–2, and the head baseball coach at the school in 1919, notching a record of 3–3.

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.

Vanderbilt Commodores football

The Vanderbilt Commodores football program represents Vanderbilt University in the sport of American football. The Commodores compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the East Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They are currently coached by Derek Mason. Vanderbilt plays their home games at Vanderbilt Stadium, located on the university's Nashville, Tennessee campus.

Special Teams

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