|Sewanee Tigers — No. N/A|
|Date of birth:July 22, 1897|
|Place of birth: Greenville, Mississippi|
|Career highlights and awards|
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]
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. 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]
References[edit | edit source]
- Spalding Football Guide. 1918. https://archive.org/stream/officialfootball19181nati#page/n27/mode/2up/search/%22all-southern%22.
- "National and Southern Honors". Sewanee Football Media Guide: 31. 2011. http://issuu.com/sewaneeathletics/docs/sewaneefootball2011.
- "Academy Notes". Sewanee Purple. March 7, 1919.
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