David Paddock
Paddock c. 1914
Georgia BulldogsNo. 18
Quarterback Graduate
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Date of birth: (1892-06-09)June 9, 1892
Place of birth: Selma, Alabama
Career history
High school: Peddie Institute
Georgia (1912-1915)
Career highlights and awards
*All-American (1914)

David Fleming Paddock (June 9, 1892 – May 23, 1962) was a college football player.

Early years

David Paddock was born on June 9, 1892 in Selma, Alabama[1] to Smith Aaron Paddock and Jennie Fleming Cain. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Paddock attended the Peddie Institute of New Jersey.[2]

University of Georgia

He was a prominent quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia from 1912 to 1915,[2] earning All-Southern honors in 1913, 1914, and 1915. Paddock is the only player in school history to have a petition circulated by the student body requesting that he play for the Bulldogs.[3] He made an all-time Georgia Bulldogs football team picked in 1935.[4]

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Paddock in the Atlanta Constitution.


Paddock went unnoticed his freshman year at halfback, until he was moved to the quarterback position in the game with Georgia Tech and led the Bulldogs to a 20 to 0 victory.[5]


Paddock was captain of the 1914 team, described as "the star offensive man of the team."[6] He earned All-American honors in 1914. Paddock was the school's second ever All-American after Bob McWhorter.[3][7]

Parke H. Davis in selecting Paddock All-American wrote, "Thus the greatest quarterback the south has known in years has figured little in the public prints of the north, yet here is a man who has played quarterback as steadily as Logan, as brilliantly as Barrett, and who has excelled each by combining the talents of both. This man is Paddock, of Georgia, to whom is given the position as quarterback upon this mythical all-American team."[8]

Cornell University

Supposedly he spent one year at Cornell University, but was overlooked for its football team.[9]


  1. Georgia, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 [database on-line].
  2. 2.0 2.1 "National Stars of the Gridiron". St. Nicholas: A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls 42: 1092. https://books.google.com/books?id=zXM7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1092#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Georgia All-Americans". http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/051702aaa.html.
  4. George Trevor. "All-Time All-Star Team". Tulane University Football Program-The Greenie; Georgia vs. Tulane. http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16313coll13/id/215.
  5. Patrick Garbin. About Them Dawgs!: Georgia Football's Memorable Teams and Players. p. 21. https://books.google.com/books?id=LdDCq3ybJPwC&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22david+paddock%22+georgia&source=bl&ots=aSlDrqNMIB&sig=z77bvmhUeDdBGw8b-btKa3mV_x0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qecsVKjTH8uyggT78IKwBw&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  6. "They Face Yellow Jackets Saturday". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 3. November 8, 1914. https://www.fold3.com/document/58550780/.
  7. cf. Martin Gitlin. The Greatest College Football Rivalries of All Time. p. 153. https://books.google.com/books?id=zWZVBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA153#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  8. "Captain Paddock Picked On All American Team By Parke Davis Of Princeton". Athens Daily Herald: p. 1. December 7, 1914. http://athnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/athnewspapers-j2k/view?docId=bookreader/ahd/ahd1914/ahd1914-2149.mets.xml#page/1/mode/1up.
  9. "National Stars of the Gridiron". St. Nicholas: A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls 42: 1092. 1915. https://books.google.com/books?id=zXM7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1092oSYgwSIuoKABg&ved=0CDcQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false.
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