Jim Peebles (American football)
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Peebles on a 1948 Bowman football card
|Date of birth||August 27, 1920|
|Place of birth||Culleoka, Tennessee|
|Date of death||July 19, 1997(aged 76)|
James McAden Peebles, Sr. was born in 1920 in the Culleoka, Tennessee. He attended Columbia Military Academy, from which he graduated in 1938. Peebles earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1942. While there he served as president of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and was selected to Omicron Delta Kappa. He excelled in athletics and served as co-captain of the Vanderbilt Commodores football team.
Following the Pearl Harbor attack, he volunteered for military service in the U.S. Army. Peebles was commissioned a captain and commanded an infantry company. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. After the war, he was a member of the Army Europe All-Star Football Team.
Upon returning stateside, he played for the Washington Redskins from 1946 to 1951, both on offense and defense. After his professional football career, he coached at CMA, among other secondary schools. Among the coaches he played for were Charlie Hughes, CMA; Ray Morrison and Paul "Bear" Bryant, Vanderbilt and Wallace Wade, Army West All-Stars.
Peebles was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Vanderbilt alumni association, Promise Keepers, Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Football League Players Association and the Columbia Military Academy Alumni Association.
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