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Doc Blanchard Memorial

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A football player and USAF veteran, Doc Blanchard was the epitome of quintessential American. He was perhaps most famous for being the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy. His military and football career started at West Point, but after being turned down for an NFL furlough, he changed course, earning his Air Force pilot wings in 1948 and earning veteran status in the Vietnam War. Before his death in 2009 he was the oldest living Heisman Trophy winner. Blanchard, a McColl native, also has the distinction of being the only South Carolinian to win the coveted trophy. (Submitted by Allen Von Plinsky)

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