Everett Bacon

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Everett Bacon
Wesleyan Cardinals
Position Quarterback
Career history
College Wesleyan (1910–1912)
Personal information
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
College Football Hall of Fame (1966)

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]


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  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.