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Buzz Borries
Date of birth: December 13, 1911
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Date of death: January 3, 1969(1969-01-03) (aged 57)
Place of death: Orange Park, Florida
Career information
Position(s): HB
College: Navy
Organizations
College Football Hall of Fame

Buzz Borries (December 13, 1911 – January 3, 1969) was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1960. Fred “Buzz” Borries was a Naval Academy halfback from 1932-4.

Navy's Fred "Buzz" Borries won distinction on the playing field and later aboard an aircraft carrier in World War II. In 1933, his touchdown gave Navy a 7-0 victory over Notre Dame; it was Navy's first victory in the series in seven years. In 1934, he helped Navy score its first victory over Army since 1921. Borries carried the ball 36 times and set up Slade Cutter's field goal to win 3-0. Ten years later aboard the carrier "Gambier Bay," Commander Fred Borries won a Bronze Star for meritorious service. As air officer he was able to launch all the ship's aircraft while the vessel was sinking and under heavy fire. After the ship was sunk he took charge of the life rafts and saved the lives of 200 crew members.



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