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Roe Campbell
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Tennessee Volunteers – No. 12
Position Quarterback/Fullback
Class Graduate
Career history
College Tusculum (c. 1919)
Tennessee (1920–1924)
Personal information
Born: (1900-01-04)January 4, 1900
Washington County, Tennessee
Died: December 27, 1988(1988-12-27) (aged 88)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Career highlights and awards

Lacy Roe Campbell (January 4, 1900 – December 27, 1988) was an American football and basketball player for the Tennessee Volunteers of the University of Tennessee.

Early years[edit]

Campbell was born on January 4, 1900 to Jefferson Davis Campbell and Louise Truin in a rural part of Washington County, Tennessee. His mother was the daughter of Swiss immigrants and an avid painter.[1]

Tusculum College[edit]

Before Tennessee he went to Tusculum College,[2] where he is a member of its sports hall of fame.[3]

University of Tennessee[edit]

Campbell played quarterback and fullback for M. B. Banks's Tennessee Volunteers from 1920 to 1924. He also played basketball at UT.

Football[edit]

1921[edit]

In 1921, he spearheaded the first touchdown drive of Tennessee's first ever victory over the Mississippi A&M Aggies in a 14 to 7 win in Memphis.

1922[edit]

In 1922 he was awarded the Porter Cup as best all-around athlete at the University of Tennessee.[4] He also received votes for All-Southern that year.[5]

Basketball[edit]

1921-22[edit]

He played in the first basketball meeting between Tennessee and Vanderbilt.[6]

External links[edit]

Roe Campbell at Find a Grave

Sources[edit]

  • Mike Siroky (1982). Orange Lightning: Inside University of Tennessee Football. Leisure Press. pp. 7–17. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert L. Wilson. "Blount County Campbells produce generations of visual artists". 
  2. ^ Volunteer Yearbook, 1921, p. 140
  3. ^ "Tusculum College Sports Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Announcement of Honors and Scholarships". The University of Tennessee Record. 25 (3): 27. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Tech Has Four on All-Southern Team". Richmond Times Dispatch. December 10, 1922. 
  6. ^ Bill Traughber (February 11, 2009). "VU/UT first met in 1922". 

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