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Johnny Broadnax

Johnny Broadnax
Biographical details
Born(1904-01-10)January 10, 1904
Alabama, U.S.
DiedNovember 22, 1986(1986-11-22) (aged 82)
Athens, Georgia, U.S.
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
c.1932–1937Georgia (freshmen)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1938–1948Georgia (assistant AD)

John Ellis Broadnax (January 10, 1904 – November 22, 1986) was an American football player and coach.

Playing career

Broadnax played quarterback for the University School for Boys in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He led Bluebirds to a state title as a senior. Pup Phillips was coach.[1]

He then went on to play for The University of Georgia. Broadnax was quarterback for the 1927 Georgia Bulldogs "dream and wonder team" which defeated Yale on October 8, 1927.[2][3][4][5]

Coaching career

Broadnax coached Georgia Military College and led the school to a state title in 1929.[6]

He returned to his alma mater as a freshman coach in the 1930s and was an assistant athletic director from 1938 to 1948.[7][8]


  1. ^ "University School for Boys". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  2. ^ "Erratic Elis Let Georgians Dash Through". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 9, 1927. p. 40 – via Open access icon
  3. ^ Patrick Garbin (2008). About Them Dawgs!: Georgia Football's Memorable Teams and Players. p. 38. ISBN 9780810860407. Retrieved March 26, 2015 – via Google books. Open access icon
  4. ^ Ken Rappoport (June 1, 1978). Great College Football Rivalries. p. 175.
  5. ^ Mark Stewart (2010). The Georgia Bulldogs. p. 6.
  6. ^ "Georgia Military College - 1929 State Champion GIAA". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  7. ^ "JOHNNY BROADNAX JOINS BATRITE". Athletic Journal. 29: 38. 1948.
  8. ^ "Johnny Broadnax Enlists". The Anniston Star. August 21, 1942. p. 10. Retrieved March 26, 2015 – via Open access icon
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