Austin Downes
Georgia BulldogsNo. 1; 20; 41
Quarterback Graduate
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Date of birth: c. 1907
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career history
Georgia (1930–1931)
Career highlights and awards
* All-Southern (1930, 1931)

Austin Downes was a college football player.

Early yearsEdit

Downes came from Chicago.[1][2]

University of GeorgiaEdit

Downes was a prominent quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia from 1929 to 1931. He was twice All-Southern.[1][3] He led the team in 1930 to wins over NYU and Yale.[4] The Georgia tradition of rubbing the head of Harry "Squab" Jones to some degree starts with Downes, who refused to rub it. After finally doing so, he returned a kick in the Yale game for a touchdown.[5][6] The 1931 team of which he was captain[2][7][8] suffered just two losses, one to national champion USC, and the other to the team USC beat in the Rose Bowl, Southern champion Tulane.


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