Friday, December 26, 2008

This Date in College Football History

Dec. 26, 1905: All-America Navy halfback Admiral Thomas Hamilton is born in Hoopeston, IL. He led Navy to a 9-0-1 record in 1926, while leading the country in field goals made by drop kick. During World War II Hamilton founded the Navy V-5 Pre-Flight training program and later served as Navy's head football coach twice. Admiral Hamilton was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1965 and won the prestigious Gold Medal Award in 1970. Hamilton also served as the National Football Foundation's vice president.

Credit: The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame