February 21: This Date in American Football History

Virginia - Bronco Mendenhall
Virginia’s Mendenhall

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February 21 in American Football History

1947 – Consensus All-American halfback John Corbett of Harvard passed away at the age of 77. Corbett later served as the head coach at Wyoming (1915-1923).

1966 – Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall was born. Mendenhall previously served as the head coach at BYU (2005-2015).

1983 – 2004 Biletnikoff Award winner Braylon Edwards of Michigan was born.


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