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People From Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Books LLC

People From Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

Books LLC

Published May 4th 2010
ISBN : 9781155477244
Paperback
48 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dan Richey, James David Cain, Lether Frazar, Sam H. Jones,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dan Richey, James David Cain, Lether Frazar, Sam H. Jones, Jesse Monroe Knowles, Chris Cagle, Cleveland Dear. Excerpt: Christian Red Keener Cagle (May 1, 1905 December 26, 1942) was a professional American football halfback and quarterback from 1930 to 1934, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. College career He first starred at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (then named Southwestern Louisiana Institute or SLI) from 1922 1925 and earning a degree in arts and sciences. In his career at Louisiana-Lafayette, he scored 235 points from touchdowns, extra points and field goals, a school record that lasted until 1989. Besides being the football captain (1925), he also was a star in basketball and track and field sports at Louisiana-Lafayette, where he received a degree in arts and sciences. Cagle then played college football for four years at the United States Military Academy (Army) 1926-1929 but did not graduate because he had secretly married in August 1928 in violation of Academy rules. He was forced to resign in May 1930. Known as the Red Thunderbolt of West Point, he was an All-American halfback for the last three years. His longest runs were 75 yards against Yale, 1928- 70 yards against Ohio Wesleyan and 65 yards against Yale, 1929. In four years at Army he scored 169 points, averaged 6.4 yards per attempt in rushing and 26.4 yards on kickoff returns. Team captain at Army in 1929, he was featured on the September 23 cover of Time magazine of that same year. Cagle was noted for playing with the chin strap loose from his helmet, and sometimes without helmet. Sportswriters liked to refer to him as Onward Christian because of his ability to advance the ball. Professional career He played professional football for five seasons. He was wit...