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J. Percy Given was a college football player and coach.

Percy Given
Georgetown Hoyas
PositionCenter
Career history
CollegeGeorgetown (1901–1904)
Personal information
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career highlights and awards
All-Southern (1901, 1902)
Second team All-time Georgetown football team
Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame

GeorgetownEdit

PlayerEdit

He was an All-Southern center for the Georgetown Hoyas of Georgetown University,[1] weighing 225 pounds.[2][3] Georgetown authorities claimed it was Given, as opposed to Germany Schulz, who was the first "roving center" or linebacker in the game against Navy in 1902.[4] Given was selected as the second team center for the Georgetown all-time football team.[5] One writer called him "the greatest center that Georgetown has ever had."[6]

CoachEdit

Given assisted coaching the team in 1906 and 1908.[7][8][9] He was inducted to the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame in 1953.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Southern Intercollegiate Football". Outing. 37: 726.
  2. ^ "Georgetown Prospects on Football Gridiron". The Washington Times. September 18, 1904. p. 7. Retrieved March 10, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ Louis Lee Arms (January 2, 1918). "Carpenter Best Football Man Developed in South". New York Tribune. p. 13. Retrieved August 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ Alexander M. Weyand (1962). Football Immortals. p. 128.
  5. ^ "Georgetown Football: History & Tradition The All-Time Team".
  6. ^ "Dailey Athletic Boss". The Washington Post. December 16, 1911. p. 8. Retrieved June 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ "SYSTEM OF DEFENSE OUTLINED BY COACH BROOKE". Washington Post. September 23, 1906. p. 40.
  8. ^ "[1]". The Washington Post. November 13, 1908.
  9. ^ "[No title]". The Washington Post. November 15, 1908. p. 2. Retrieved May 7, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  10. ^ "Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame".