Rufus Branch
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Date of birth: (1890-07-21)July 21, 1890
Place of birth: Millington, Tennessee
Career history
Tennessee (1909–1912)
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Rufus Cromwell Branch (July 21, 1890 – 1969) was a planter and businessman.[1] He played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers football team of the University of Tennessee as a quarterback. He was also a pitcher on the baseball team.[2] He was credited with bringing John Barnhill to the University of Arkansas.[1]

In 1910, Branch threw a 35-yard pass to W. C. Johnson in the loss to Georgia.[3] He was captain of the 1911 team.

Branch was also a World War I pilot.[1]


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