Jack McDonough (American football)

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Jack McDonough
Georgia Tech Auburn football game Thanksgiving 1921.jpg
1921 Tech-Auburn game. McDonough possibly throwing the pass.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Career history
CollegeGeorgia Tech (1919–1922)
Personal information
Born:Savannah, Georgia
Career highlights and awards
  • Billy Evans' Southern Honor Roll (1922)
  • Tech Athletics Hall of Fame (1962)

John J. "Jack" McDonough was a college football player and one time president of Georgia Power.[1] He also coached Savannah High School.[2]

Georgia Tech[edit]

A native of Savannah, McDonough was a star quarterback for William Alexander's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football teams,[3] inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame in 1962.[4] McDonough amassed a 26–7 record while at Tech.

He started as a true freshman when Marshall Guill was moved to end, and only missed four games in four years due to an injury in his sophomore season caused by Pitt's Orville Hewitt.


  1. ^ Smith, Harold Owens (2010-01-01). Historic Smyrna: An Illustrated History. HPN Books. ISBN 9781935377283.
  2. ^ http://ghsfha.org/showgamesgy.php?gSeasonID=1923&gTeamID=Savannah
  3. ^ "Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine Vol. 26, No. 02 1947". Issuu. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site - RamblinWreck.com". www.ramblinwreck.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.