Everett Bacon

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Everett Bacon
Date of birth: (1890-08-18)August 18, 1890
Place of birth: Westbrook, Connecticut
Date of death: February 1, 1989 (age 98)
Place of death: Southampton, NY
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Wesleyan University
Organizations

C. Everett "Ev" Bacon (August 18, 1890 – February 1, 1989) was an American football quarterback in college. He was also a star athlete in baseball, basketball, tennis, and golf.[1][2]

Bacon was twice an All-American in football (1910 and 1912). He was "one of only two players not from an Ivy League institution on the 1912 team. One of the other All-Americans on the 1912 team was Jim Thorpe."[3] As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University (class of 1913),[4] Bacon helped pioneer the use of the forward pass.[5]

In 1966, Bacon was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Since 1936, Wesleyan has awarded the C. Everett Bacon Award to the institution's Most Valuable Football Player.[3]

Wesleyan’s Bacon Field House, a 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m2) field house, was named to honor him.[6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall-of-Famer C. Everett Bacon ’13 Given Wesleyan’s Highest Athletics Honor". mark2.fivepotato.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  2. ^ "C. Everett Bacon, Former Athlete, 98 - New York Times". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Middletown Sports Hall of Fame inductees". middletownpress.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  4. ^ "WESLEYAN SENIORS TELL THEIR CHOICES - Vote The Times the Most Popular New York Paper by Large Majority. - Article - NYTimes.com". query.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  5. ^ "C. Everett Bacon '13, Hall of Fame, Athletics - Wesleyan University". wesleyan.edu. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Bacon Field House, Track, Athletics - Wesleyan University". wesleyan.edu. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  7. ^ "2011". middletowncthalloffame.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12.