Sneha Girap

Austin Downes

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Position  Quarterback
Place of birth  Chicago, Illinois
Class  Graduate
Height  5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
College  Georgia (1930–1931)
Name  Austin Downes
Date of birth  c. 1907

Austin Downes

Austin Downes was a college football player.

Contents

Early years

Downes came from Chicago.

University of Georgia

Downes was a prominent quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia from 1929 to 1931. He was twice All-Southern. He led the team in 1930 to wins over NYU and Yale. The Georgia tradition of rubbing the head of Harry "Squab" Jones to some degree starts with Downes, who refused to rub it. After finally doing so, he returned a kick in the Yale game for a touchdown. The 1931 team of which he was captain suffered just two losses, one to national champion USC, and the other to the team USC beat in the Rose Bowl, Southern champion Tulane.

References

Austin Downes Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Chicago
Illinois
Beginners
Topics