Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

2010 Distinguished Citizen

WHS Class of 1936

Physician/General Practitioner


Professional

  • Physician/General Practioner serving underprivileged areas of Memphis, TN - 35 years
  • Physician - University of Memphis football team
  • Professional fight doctor
  • 2nd Lieutenant - US Marine Corps, World War II
  • Professor, History and Geography - University of Memphis and Mississipi State University
  • Football coach at both college and high school levels

Honors/Awards

  • Played on 1935 State and National Championship football team at Washington High School (under Paul Brown)
  • Guard/Linebacker on University of Tennessee National Championship teams - 1938 and 1940 (1940 team unscored on during regular season)
  • Selected as first-team All American - 1939 and 1940
  • National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame - 1990
  • Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame - 1994
  • Ohio State Heavyweight Golden Glove Boxing Champion as a teenager
  • Captain, Tennessee boxing team - 1938-1940
  • Tennessee State Heavyweight Golden Glove Boxing Champion
  • National Golden Glove Semifinalist during World War II

Education

  • Washington High School - 1936
  • University of Tennessee - 1940 (bachelor's degree), 1941 (master's degree)
  • University of Tennessee, Memphis - MD - 1950
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