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Doc Blanchard

'Time magazine cover from October 23, 1945.
Blanchard is on the right.
Date of birth December 11, 1924
Place of birth Flag of the United States Bishopville, South Carolina
Position(s) Fullback
College West Point
NFL Draft 1946 / Round 1/ Pick 3
Awards 1945 Heisman Trophy
College Hall of Fame

Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard (born December 11, 1924, raised in Bishopville, South Carolina) is best known as the Army football player who won the 1945 Heisman, Maxwell Award, and James E. Sullivan Award. The son of a doctor who had played football at Tulane and Wake Forest, Felix Blanchard was nicknamed "Little Doc" as a boy.[1] Image File history File links Glenn_davis. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bishopville is a city located in Lee County, South Carolina. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... “USMA” redirects here. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1946 NFL Draft was held on January 14, 1946. ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bishopville is a city located in Lee County, South Carolina. ... “USMA” redirects here. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... The AAU James E. Sullivan Award is awarded annually by the Amateur Athletic Union to the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian university headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ...

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Army football

After completing his freshman season at the University of North Carolina in 1942, Blanchard enlisted in the United States Army, took basic training in Miami and was assigned to the Air Force’s ground school in Clovis, New Mexico. Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... The University of North Carolina is a sixteen-university system which comprises all public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Clovis, New Mexico is a small city in Curry County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of approximately 32,700 (2000 census). ...


He received an appointment to the United States Military Academy on July 2, 1944. During his three years at West Point his team under coach Earl "Red" Blaik compiled an undefeated 27-0-1 record. “USMA” redirects here. ... Earl Henry Red Blaik (February 15, 1897 - May 6, 1989) was a U.S. football coach. ...


Blaik once explained what made Blanchard unique:

Imagine a big bruising fullback who runs one hundred yards in ten seconds flat, who kicks off into the end zone, who punts fifty yards, who can also sweep the flank as well as rip the middle, who catches laterals or forward passes with sure-fingered skill, and who makes his own interference. That's Mr. Blanchard.

An all-around athlete, Blanchard served as placekicker and punter in addition to his primary roles as linebacker and fullback. In the latter capacity, he teamed with fellow Heisman winner Glenn Davis to form one of the most lethal rushing combinations in football history, scoring 38 touchdowns and earning the nickname "Mr. Inside."[2] An amateur place kicker attempts to kick a field goal Placekicker, or simply Kicker, is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... [[Image:|frame|right|Todd Sauerbrun punts the ball for the Carolina Panthers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... Time magazine cover from October 23, 1945. ... In American football, rushing has two different meanings. ... American football is the most popular spectator sport in the United States. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both...


After football

Although he had the opportunity to play professional football after graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1947, Blanchard chose a career in the military, serving in the United States Air Force as a jet pilot during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. “USMA” redirects here. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


His Heisman Trophy, and his Maxwell and James E. Sullivan awards, are currently enshrined at his former high school, Saint Stanislaus College, in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. Saint Stanislaus College, or SSC, is an all-boy Catholic boarding school in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. ... Bay Saint Louis is a city located in Hancock County, Mississippi. ...


In Blanchard's honor, the Interstate 20/U.S. Route 15 interchange near his hometown of Bishopville, South Carolina has been officially named the Felix "Doc" Blanchard Interchange. “I-20” redirects here. ... U.S. Highway 15 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 794 miles from central New York to southern South Carolina. ... Bishopville is a city located in Lee County, South Carolina. ...


References

  1. ^ Hickok, R. Blanchard, "Doc" (Felix A.). Sports Biographies, HickokSports.com (2002, 2003, 2004). Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  2. ^ Lorge, S. Mr. Inside, Mr. Outside. Heisman Heroes, Sports Illustrated (CNN/Sports Illustrated 2001). Retrieved on 2007-06-18.

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Preceded by
Les Horvath
Heisman Trophy Winner
1945
Succeeded by
Glenn Davis

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Doc Blanchard: The Army War Machine (1423 words)
The senior Blanchard (a hefty 240 pounds) starred at fullback at both Tulane and Wake Forest (under the name "Beaulieu," so his father wouldn't know what he was up to) and provided his son and namesake with a lifelong love for football.
In 1943, at the end of his freshman year, Blanchard tried to enlist in the Navy, but was rejected for poor eyesight (as a boy one eye was damaged when another lad literally threw mud in it) and for being overweight.
Blanchard was the first junior to win the Heisman ("in those days they sent the news via Western Union; I got a telegram"), and also captured the Maxwell and Touchdown Club trophies as the year's best college player.
Doc Blanchard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (222 words)
Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard (born December 11, 1924, raised in Bishopville, South Carolina) is best known as the Army football player who won the 1945 Heisman, Maxwell, and Sullivan awards.
An all-around athlete, Blanchard served as placekicker and punter in addition to his primary roles as linebacker and fullback.
After graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1947, Blanchard served in the United States Air Force and flew in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
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