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Class  1931
Name  Vance Maree
Positions  Tackle
Place of death  Marietta, Georgia
Weight  92 kg
Place of birth  Savannah, Georgia
Height  1.85 m
Bowl games  Rose Bowl (1929)
Role  American football player

Vance Maree
Date of birth  (1909-12-20)December 20, 1909
Date of death  November 20, 1976(1976-11-20) (aged 66)
Died  Marietta, Georgia, United States
College  Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football (1928–1931)

George LaVance "Vance" "Dutch" Maree (December 20, 1909 – November 20, 1976) was an American football and basketball player for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Early years

Vance Maree was born on December 20, 1909 in Savannah, Georgia to Andrew Morgan Maree and Frances Ann Johstoneaux.

Football

He was a prominent tackle on William Alexander's football teams. Maree is a member of the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame.

1928

Maree was a member of the 1928 team which was national champion. Maree blocked the punt in the 1929 Rose Bowl which led to an 8 to 7 Tech victory over Cal after Roy Riegels ran 65 yards in the wrong direction.

1930

One writer in 1930 said Vance Maree and Frank Speer had the reputation as "the toughest pair of tackles in the south." Maree was selected All-Southern. He was selected as a third-team All-American by the International News Service in 1930.

References

Vance Maree Wikipedia


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