Red Weaver

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Red Weaver
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Weaver c. 1920
Biographical details
Born (1897-07-19)July 19, 1897
Garland, Texas
Died November 23, 1968(1968-11-23) (aged 71)
Mayfield, Kentucky
Alma mater Centre College
Playing career
1917-1920 Centre Praying Colonels
1923 Columbus Tigers
Position(s) Center/Kicker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1921 West Virginia Tech
1924–1925 Columbus Tigers
1932–1933 Morris Harvey
Head coaching record
Overall College coaching record: 5–20–1
Professional coaching record: 4–13
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 SIAA (1919)
Awards
Consensus All-American (1919)
2x All-Southern (1919, 1920)
All-time Centre team
Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era

James Redwick "Red" Weaver (July 19, 1897 – November 23, 1968) was an American football player and coach.

Centre College[edit]

Weaver was a prominent center for the Centre Praying Colonels football teams of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. After graduating from North Side High School in Fort Worth, Texas, coached by former Centre player Robert L. Myers, Weaver and several teammates were to go to Centre. However, Weaver, along with Bo McMillin, did not have sufficient credits to enter college, and thus entered Somerset (Ky.) High School for the 1916-17 year.[1] Red Roberts was already a member of the Somerset squad. The three formed a powerful nucleus which went undefeated. He kicked 37 consecutive field goals from 1917 to 1918.[2] Weaver was the center on Centre's all-time football team chosen in 1935; picked over Ed Kubale.[3]

1919[edit]

He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 1919, while playing center for the Centre Colonels football team of Centre College. Weaver was the smallest lineman ever to make All-American.[1] He was 5 feet 10 inches and 185 pounds.

1920[edit]

He held the NCAA record for 99 consecutive points after touchdowns in the 1919 and 1920 seasons.[4][5] Weaver was put at the placekicker position on an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.[6]

Coaching[edit]

Weaver was the head football coach for the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears located in Montgomery, West Virginia. He held that position for the 1921 season. His coaching record at West Virginia Tech was 4 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him 15th at West Virginia Tech in total wins and 6th at the school in winning percentage (.563).[7] He was a coach at West Virginia Tech and Morris Harvey. He also coached the Columbus Tigers in 1924 and 1925.[8]

Pro football[edit]

Weaver later played center professionally for the Columbus Tigers of the National Football League (NFL) in 1923

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Red Weaver". 
  2. ^ "Red Weaver Famous Centre Kicker Dies". Daily News. November 24, 1968. 
  3. ^ George Trevor (November 25, 1935). "1921 Team Produces Most Stars For Centre's All-Time Eleven". Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved March 24, 2015 – via Google news.  open access publication - free to read
  4. ^ "Detail Story of Stadium Game". Boston Post. October 24, 1920. p. 56. Retrieved March 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ "Kicks 90 Goals, "Red Weaver's Toe Stuff May Be Useless Next Year". The Wichita Beacon. December 24, 1920. p. 4. Retrieved March 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  6. ^ "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats Of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969. 
  7. ^ DeLassus, David. "West Virginia Tech Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ John Maxymuk (2012). NFL Head Coaches: A Biographical Dictionary, 1920-2011. McFarland. ISBN 0786465573.