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Felix Anthony Blanchard, Jr.


Inducted: 1959

DOB: 12/11/1924

Birthplace: McColl, SC

Felix Anthony Blanchard, Jr.


I've just seen Superman in the flesh. He wears number 35 and goes by the name of Blanchard, were the words of Notre Dame coach Ed McKeever on first watching Felix "Doc" Blanchard. At Army 1944-46, Blanchard teamed with Glenn Davis to form college football's most honored backfield combination. Known as "Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside," Blanchard and Davis became the only members of the same backfield to become three-time consensus All-Americans and Heisman Trophy winners. During his three seasons at Army, Blanchard never played on a losing team , as only a 0-0 tie with Notre Dame in 1946 blemished a 27-0-1 record. In 1944, Army scored 56 points a game as the Cadets won the first of back-to-back national championships. The following season Blanchard won the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. He also became the first football player to win the Sullivan Award as America's top amateur athlete. In a 28-game career he scored 38 touchdowns, leading the nation in scoring in 1945. Blanchard also played linebacker on defense and handled the Army kicking duties.


United States Military Academy






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