|Vanderbilt Commodores — No. N/A|
|Date of birth:December 27, 1901|
|Place of birth: Abbeville, Louisiana|
|High school: Woodberry Forest School|
|Career highlights and awards|
| *SIAA championship (1921)
Frank Area Godchaux Jr. was born on December 27, 1901 in Abbeville, Louisiana to Frank Godchaux Sr. His father was a letterman and quarterback for the Commodores on the 1899 team, transferring from LSU in 1897, and once President of the Louisiana Rice Milling Company, a $10,000,000 corporation.
Godchaux Hall at Vanderbilt University was named for his wife, Mary Ragland Godchaux. A Gothic building constructed in 1925 as a home for the School of Nursing, it now houses faculty and administrative offices, the Center for Nursing Research, and the Helene Fuld Multimedia Center. It was named for Mary Ragland in 1971.
He was a member of the 1921 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) champion football and baseball teams.
Godchaux was a prominent running back for Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt Commodores football teams. On the 1921 football team Godchaux was its second leading scorer behind Rupert Smith. Godchaux was the first son to follow in his father's footsteps as a Vanderbilt football player.
- Detailed and extensive document of the cattle farms of Frank A. Godchaux Jr. and Sr. in Vermilion Parish.
- ↑ cf. Kathy Rivers. "Godchaux Family". Archived from the original on 2014-10-25. https://web.archive.org/web/20141025103807/http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/nurse/FA08/1008/godchaux_family.html.
- ↑ "Vanderbilt–A University of the New South". Outing 64: 320–331. 1914. https://books.google.com/books?id=e8s2AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA328.
- ↑ Wayne Wood. "Godchaux Remembers". http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/nurse/FA08/1008/godchaux.html.
- ↑ Couch, Ernie (2001). SEC Football Trivia. Thomas Nelson Inc.
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