|December 23, 1936
|87 YEARS OLD
Football coach achieved championship success in the NCAA and NFL.
Unlike many other NFL coaches, he never spent any time in the NFL as a player.
He led the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to consecutive winning seasons, culminating in a stunning upset of No. 1-ranked Virginia.
He had five children with his wife Alice, and 17 grandchildren.
He and the football great Sam Huff are both in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.