Bob McWhorter

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Bob McWhorter
Georgia Bulldogs
Bob McWhorter College Hall of Fame photo
Date of birth: (1891-06-04)June 4, 1891
Place of birth: Athens, Georgia, United States
Date of death: June 29, 1960(1960-06-29) (aged 69)
Place of death: Athens, Georgia, United States
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
College: Georgia
As player:
1910–1913 Georgia
Career highlights and awards

Robert Ligon "Bob" McWhorter (June 4, 1891 - June 29, 1960) played football and baseball at the University of Georgia. As a halfback, he scored 61 touchdowns from 1910 to 1913. In 1913, McWhorter became UGA’s first All-American. He was the captain of both the baseball and football teams in his senior year. He was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity, Phi Kappa Literary Society, and Phi Beta Kappa at Georgia. Although he was offered a professional baseball contract, he instead chose to study law at the University of Virginia.

After becoming an attorney, he returned to Athens, Georgia to practice law. He was a four-term mayor of Athens (1940–1947) and a law professor at Georgia from 1923 to 1958. He died in the same town in which he was born, Athens, Georgia, on June 29, 1960, at the age of 69.

Bob McWhorter was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. He was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1964.