Bob McWhorter
College Georgia
Conference Southern
Sport Football
Position Halfback
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Nationality USA
Born (1891-06-04)June 4, 1891
Athens, Georgia, United States
Died June 29, 1960(1960-06-29) (aged 69)
Athens, Georgia, United States
1st All- American at the University of Georgia
1913 Parke H. Davis College Football All-America Team
College Football Hall of Fame (1954)
All-Southern team (four times)

Robert Ligon "Bob" McWhorter (June 4, 1891 - June 29, 1960) played football and baseball at the University of Georgia. As a halfback, he scored 61 touchdowns from 1910 to 1913. In 1913, McWhorter became UGA’s first All-American. He was the captain of both the baseball and football teams in his senior year. He was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity, Phi Kappa Literary Society, and Phi Beta Kappa at Georgia. Although he was offered a professional baseball contract, he instead chose to study law at the University of Virginia.

After becoming an attorney, he returned to Athens, Georgia to practice law. He was a four term mayor of Athens (1940–1947) and a law professor at Georgia from 1923 to 1958. He died in the same town in which he was born, Athens, Georgia, on June 29, 1960, at the age of 69.

Bob McWhorter was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. He was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1964.


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