Eben Wortham
Sewanee TigersNo. N/A
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.


Playing careerEdit

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


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.


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 careerEdit

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


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