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1892 – College Football Hall of Fame Class of 1974 member Alex “Babe” Weyand was born. Weyand played tackle for Army (1911-1915).
1909 – College Football Hall of Fame Class of 1978 member Harvey “Jabo” Jablonsky was born. Jablonsky played guard for Washington University in St. Louis (1927-1929) and Army (1931-1933).
1948 – Consensus All-American Fred T. Murphy died. Murphy played tackle for Yale (1893-1896) earning consensus All-America honors in both 1895 and 1896.
1973 – College Football Hall of Fame Class of 1975 member Glen “Turk” Edwards died. Edwards played tackle for Washington State (1929-1931). After his college career ended, Edwards accepted an offer to play for the NFL’s Boston Braves during their inaugural season in 1932. Edwards remained with the team when it changed its name the following season to the Boston Redskins, and he followed the team to Washington, D.C., in 1937 remaining with the team his entire career until his retirement at the end of the 1940 season. He stayed with the franchise as an assistant coach eventually taking over as the head coach in 1946 serving through the 1948 season. In 1969, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player.
1979 – College Football Hall of Fame Class of 1981 member Herbert Sturhahn died. Sturhahn played guard for Yale (1924-1926).
Games, Plays and Events
2011 – The 2011 BCS National Championship Game featured the No. 1 Auburn Tigers against the No. 2 Oregon Ducks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton, the Tigers prevailed in a close game claiming the national title with a 22-19 win over the Ducks.
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