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Vernon Smith

Born: Jan 14, 1908

Death: Sep 29, 1988

Birthplace: Macon

Nationality: United States

Vernon Smith

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1908
Date of Death : Sep 29, 1988
Birth Place : Macon

Vernon "Catfish" Smith was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and military officer. A three-sport athlete at the University of Georgia, Smith was named to the 1931 College Football All-America Team as an end. After his playing days, he served as the co-head basketball coach at his alma mater during the 1937–38 season. Smith was also the head baseball coach at Georgia from 1934 to 1937 and at the University of South Carolina from 1938 to 1939 and again from 1946 to 1947. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1979.

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