Tom McLure
Auburn TigersNo. N/A
Quarterback Graduate
Major: Civil Engineering
Date of birth: 1889
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Alabama
Career history
Auburn (1906–1908)
Career highlights and awards
*All-Southern (1908)

John Thomas "Tom" McLure (1889 – ?) was a college football and baseball player who served in the First World War.[1]

Auburn UniversityEdit

McClure was a prominent quarterback for Mike Donahue's Auburn Tigers of Auburn University.


In 1908, a year in which he was captain,[2][3] he was selected All-Southern;[4][5] Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin describes his play: "McClure was not particularly fast, but a spirited leader, an excellent general and a sure tackler."[4] LSU won the SIAA championship, but amidst fears of many players being ineligible under SIAA rules most sportswriters did not include them for All-Southern selection.[4] LSU rival Tulane, which was also undefeated in conference play, accused many LSU players of professionalism.[6] Auburn is one team listed as an alternative southern champion, for LSU was its only loss.

World War IEdit

McClure served in the First World War. He declared that going over the top in France beats charging into an opposing eleven.[7] Such an attitude did eventually get him wounded.[8]


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