Doc Fenton

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Doc Fenton
LSU Tigers
Position Quarterback/End
Class Graduate
Career history
Bowl games
High school Scranton
Personal information
Date of birth April 30, 1887 (1887-04-30)
Place of birth Scranton, Pennsylvania
Date of death February 8, 1968 (1968-02-09) (aged 80)
Place of death Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career highlights and awards

George Ellwood "Doc" Fenton (April 30, 1887 – February 8, 1968) was an American college 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. Mike Lally was a teammate at both Mansfield and LSU.[2]

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. He played quarterback for the 1908 LSU Tigers football team which went 10–0 and was selected as national champion by the National Championship Foundation. Fenton was selected All-Southern by Nash Buckingham in the Memphis Commercial Appeal.[3] Fenton was selected for LSU's All-Time football team in 1935.[4] He was nominated though not selected for an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1869-1919 era team.[5]


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  2. ^ "From 'The LSU Football Vault': The 1908 Season". 
  3. ^ "All SIAA Teams of Past Six Years". Atlanta Georgian. November 27, 1909. 
  4. ^ George Trevor (November 30, 1935). "All-Time All-Star Team Louisiana State University". Tulane University Football Program-The Greenie; L.S.U. vs. Tulane. 
  5. ^ "U-T Greats On All-Time Southeast Team". Kingsport Post. July 31, 1969. 

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