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Bobby Hooks

Bobby Hooks
Biographical details
Born(1907-03-13)March 13, 1907
Americus, Georgia, U.S.
DiedApril 7, 1969(1969-04-07) (aged 62)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Playing career
1926–1928Georgia
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1930–1931Georgia Military College
1932–1940Valdosta HS (GA)
1941Mercer
Head coaching record
Overall3–6 (college)
66–15–5 (high school)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Georgia state (1940)
Awards
All-Southern (1927)

Robert Greene Hooks (March 13, 1907 – April 7, 1969) was an American football player and coach. He was a halfback for the Georgia Bulldogs, a member of its 1927 "Dream and Wonder" team. Against Yale, he threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Frank Dudley.[1] He was selected All-Southern by football fans of the South through Central Press newspapers.[2] One of the “Four Horsemen” of Georgia - Hooks, Dudley, McCrary and Johnson. He later coached the Mercer Bears.[3] In 1964, he was elected to the State of Georgia Athletic Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mercer Bears (Dixie Conference) (1941)
1941 Mercer 3–6 0–3 6th
Mercer: 3–6 0–3
Total: 3–6

References

  1. ^ Garbin, Patrick (August 1, 2007). "Then Vince Said to Herschel... ": The Best Georgia Football Stories Ever Told. Triumph Books. ISBN 9781600780110 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "Southern Team". The Kingsport Times. November 12, 1927.
  3. ^ Wilder, Robert E. (January 1, 2011). Gridiron Glory Days: Football at Mercer, 1892-1942. Mercer University Press. p. 172. ISBN 9780881462678 – via Google Books.
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