Research Information Provided by Charlie Sedman
In his first game as a freshman in 1944, he scored 4 touchdowns and kicked extra point in 31-7 win over Stevenson, AL. In his second game, he scored on 56-yard punt return and on a 33-yard run against Red Bank. Later in season, he scored 3 touchdowns against Rome, GA , 3 against Tyner & threw a touchdown pass against Baylor. He ended freshman year with at least 13 touchdowns and was selected All-City. He also played basketball and was selected All-City in baseball.
In the Fall of 1945 (not listed as a sophomore or junior), in his first game against Asheville NC, he returned an interception for 60-yard touchdown. In his second game against Rhea County he returned 2 interceptions for 69 yards and 71 yards. Went on to score 2 touchdowns against Shelbyville, an 80-yard touchdown against Kingsport, 2 touchdowns against Red Bank and Columbia Military Academy, a touchdown against MBAQ, 3 touchdowns against Soddy Daisy, a 99-yard touchdown against Birmingham Ensley, a touchdown against Baylor, 3 touchdowns against Tyner, and 4 touchdowns against City. His season total was 24 touchdowns and 6 extra points–150 points was an all-time record locally. He was also on the baseball and boxing team that year.
In his 3rd year in Fall 1946 (listed as Senior), in his first game he scored 2 touchdowns against Asheville and 5 touchdowns in the second against Spring City (4, 40, 45, 52, and 80 yards). Against Louisville Male, he scored a touchdown, and against Kingsport on September 27th, he injured ribs in the 1st quarter. He missed the next 3 games against Red Bank, CMA, and MBA. After returning on October 26th, he scored twice against Soddy-Daisy and once against Ensley. Injured again, he played sparingly the rest of the season, finishing the season with 11 touchdowns. He did not box or play basketball due to injury, but was All-City again in baseball.
Charlie Sedman’s research indicates he ended his career at Central with 48 touchdowns and was All-City in football and baseball 3 times.