Jesse Thrash

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Jesse Thrash
Thrash cropped from 1902 team picture
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Position Tackle
Class 1903
Career history
College Georgia Tech (1902–1903)
Personal information
Born: (1880-10-21)October 21, 1880
Died: December 12, 1942(1942-12-12) (aged 62)
Douglas, Georgia
Career highlights and awards
  • 1st All-Southern at Georgia Tech
  • All-Southern (1902)
  • Tech Athletics Hall of Fame

Jesse Little Thrash (October 21, 1880 – December 12, 1942) was a college football player and engineer.

Georgia Tech[edit]

Thrash was a prominent tackle for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football teams of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame posthumously in 1962.[1][2]


He was selected All-Southern in 1902,[3] listed by various sources as Tech's first ever All-Southern football player.[4][5][6] Despite Tech losing every game, he began the season as a sub and closed it as the undisputed star of the Tech team.[7]


Thrash was captain of the 1903 team.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Jesse's sons Kenneth Thrash and William G. Thrash also played football for Tech. His great niece Maria Thrash is a swimming coach, coaching the Tech swimming teams in 2003.[5][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Clubs". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. 40 (7): 34. May 1962. 
  2. ^ "Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame". 
  3. ^ "From Southeastern College Teams The Constitution Selects An Eleven". Atlanta Constitution. December 1, 1902. 
  4. ^ "All-Conference". Georgia Tech Football Information Guide: 147. 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Maria Thrash". 
  6. ^ "Deaths". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. 21 (3): 51. 1943. 
  7. ^ a b "JESSE THRASH MADE CAPTAIN". Atlanta Constitution. December 14, 1902. p. 35. Retrieved March 18, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Tech and FSU Tangle First Time Since 1904". Panama City News-Herald. November 17, 1952. p. 16 – via  open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ "Maria Thrash Joins Tech Swimming and Diving Staff". August 13, 2003. 

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