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Peggy Flournoy
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Tulane Green WaveNo. N/A
Halfback
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Date of birth: (1904-01-17)January 17, 1904
Place of birth: Canton, Mississippi
Career history
High school: Rugby Academy
 College(s):
Tulane (1923–1925)
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-American (1925)

Charles Priestley "Peggy" Flournoy (January 17, 1904 – October 7, 1972) was an American football and baseball player and coach. He was the first Tulane football player selected first-team All-American. In 1925, he led the nation in scoring with 128 points, a school record not broken until 2007 by Matt Forte.

Early yearsEdit

Flournoy attended high school at the Rugby Academy.

Playing careerEdit

He played college football at the halfback position for the Tulane Green Wave football team from 1923 to 1925.[1] He stood 6 feet, 1 inch, weighed 165 pounds, and wore number 15. As a senior in 1925, Flournoy led Tulane to an undefeated season and led the nation in scoring with 128 points.[2] At the end of the 1925 season, he was selected by Billy Evans and Norman E. Brown as a first-team halfback on their 1925 College Football All-America Teams.[3][4] He was also named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and the All-America Board.[5][6] He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1968.[2] He died in New Orleans in 1972.[7]

One account reads "In the South they call "Peggy" Flournoy of Tulane University, the greatest all-round gridder in that section."[8]

Coaching careerEdit

Flournoy assisted his alma mater's football team in 1926, and was the baseball coach in 1928.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tulane Gridders Striking Hard Pace; Flournoy Wins Praise of Sports Writers". The Monrow News-Star: p. 6. November 7, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3537769/the_monroe_newsstar/. Retrieved November 1, 2015. open access
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Charles "Peggy" Flournoy". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. http://www.lasportshall.com/inductees/football/charles-peggy-flournoy/?back=inductee. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  3. Evans, Billy (1925-12-05). "Here's Billy Evans' All-Americans". The Fitchburg Sentinel.
  4. Brown, Norman E. (1925-12-07). "Here Are Brown's All-American Selections: All Sections of Country On Writer's All-American". Galveston County Daily News.
  5. "Associated Press Announces All-American Teams". Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. 1925-12-14.
  6. Tad Jones; Knute Rockne; Glenn Warner (1925-12-04). "Red Grange Placed on Second All-American Team: Coaches Keep Star Off First: Rockne, Jones and Warner Claim He Has Two Main Weak Points; Friedman Is Captain; Two Michigan Men Honored; Pacific Coast Stars in the Backfield". The Davenport Democrat.
  7. "Football All-Americans". Tulane University. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150205043656/http://www.tulane.edu/~athletic/FB/FBHIST/FBALL-AMER.HTML. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  8. ""Peggy" Flournoy Rates High in Southern Grid Circles". Reno Evening Gazette. November 30, 1925.

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