Eben Wortham
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Fullback Graduate
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Date of birth: (1897-07-22)July 22, 1897
Place of birth: Greenville, Mississippi
Career history
Sewanee (1916-1918)
Career highlights and awards
*All-Southern (1917)

Eben Alexander "Pep" Wortham (July 22, 1897 – August 1, 1982) was a college football player and educator.

Sewanee[edit | edit source]

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Wortham was a prominent fullback for the Sewanee Tigers of the University of the South.

1916[edit | edit source]

In 1916, Dick Jemison picked Bill Folger out of North Carolina as a halfback for his All-Southern team. Jemison said had he constrained his selections to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Wortham would have taken his spot.

1917[edit | edit source]

In 1917, the year of Georgia Tech's great backfield, he made the All-Southern teams of Dick Jemison, sporting editor for the Atlanta Constitution, Fred Digby, sporting editor for the New Orleans Item, and Zipp Newman, assistant sporting editor for the Birmingham News.[1][2] He drop-kicked a 40-yard field goal in the game against LSU to win 3 to 0. Also he drop-kicked a 27-yard field goal in a 3 to 3 tie at Alabama.

Teaching career[edit | edit source]

After football, he signed on to the university's faculty to teach mathematics, history, tactics, and boxing.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

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