Doc Fenton

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George Ellwood "Doc" Fenton
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Date of birth: April 30, 1887
Place of birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Date of death: February 8, 1968
Place of death: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s): QB, End
College: St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario
Mansfield State Normal School, Pennsylvania,1904-06
Louisiana State University
Organizations

George Ellwood "Doc" Fenton (April 30, 1887 - February 8, 1968) was an American football player. He was elected to the LSU Hall of Fame in 1937 and to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

After leaving Scranton High School, Fenton began his college football career at St. Michael's College, in Canada, in 1904. At St. Michael's, he played rugby. Fenton later talked about his time at St. Michael's by stating “I got all the fundamentals playing rugby in Toronto. I learned how to kick on the run, and I learned how to operate in an open field.”[1] He later played football at Mansfield State Normal School (now Mansfield University) in Pennsylvania from 1904-1906. He started out as an end at Mansfield, but later became a star receiver in 1906, which was the first year of the legal forward pass.

Fenton was heavily recruited by LSU and Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State University). Fenton ultimately ended up signing with LSU for the 1907 season.

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