Charles Bartlett (American football)

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Charles Bartlett
Alabama Crimson Tide
PositionHalfback/Quarterback
ClassGraduate
Career history
CollegeAlabama (1919–1922)
Personal information
Born:(1899-06-14)June 14, 1899
Marlin, Texas
Died:March 29, 1965(1965-03-29) (aged 65)
Marlin, Texas
Career highlights and awards

Charles Henry "Stumpy" Bartlett (June 14, 1899 – March 29, 1965)[1] was a college football player.

Early years[edit]

Bartlett was from Marlin, Texas.

University of Alabama[edit]

Bartlett was a prominent halfback and quarterback for Xen C. Scott's Alabama Crimson Tide football teams of the University of Alabama.[2]

1922[edit]

Bartlett running around end against Georgia.

Bartlett starred in the first ever meeting against the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels in 1922. Alabama won 41–0 before 3,000 fans at Tuscaloosa.[3][4][5] Bartlett scored five of their six touchdowns in the victory. He scored touchdowns on a 26-yard run in the first, a 15-yard reception from Hulet Whitaker in the second, and on a pair of runs in the third and one in the fourth.[4] In the tie against Sewanee, Bartlett threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Allen MacCartee.[6] The upset of Penn 9–7 on November 4 was the highlight of the year. Alabama's own website has this account of the winning drive: "Alabama came back strong in the second quarter on the back of leader Charles Bartlett. Bartlett drove the team down the field on most notably a 22 yard run from the 27 that put the ball on the Penn 4 yard line. Pooley Hubert went in the rest of the way but fumbled the ball in the endzone. Shorty Propst recovered the ball and gave Alabama the 9-7 lead that they would never give up."[7] The next week Alabama beat LSU 47–3 in what was then the largest crowd ever to witness a game at Denny Field. Bartlett was responsible for three touchdowns.[8] Bartlett was selected for the All-Southern team of Marvin McCarthy, sporting editor for the Birmingham Age-Herald,[9] and given honorable mention on the All-America team of Walter Camp.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976".
  2. ^ "Charles Bartlett". Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  3. ^ 1922 Season Recap
  4. ^ a b "University eleven humbles Oglethorpe Petrels before audience of three thousand". The Montgomery Advertiser. NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers. October 8, 1922. p. 6.
  5. ^ DeLassus, David. "Alabama vs Oglethorpe (GA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
  6. ^ "Bill Coughlan's brilliant playing enables Sewanee to hold Alabamaians to 7–7 tie". The Montgomery Advertiser. NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers. October 22, 1922. p. 6.
  7. ^ "Alabama vs. Pennsylvania". Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "Alabama vs. LSU". Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Teams Selected By Various Scribes". Atlanta Constitution. December 3, 1922. p. 5. Retrieved March 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ "Camp's All America Stars Show Why They Are Winners; Have Brains, Power, Spirit". Harrisburg Telegraph. December 26, 1922. p. 15. Retrieved March 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access