Aug. 14, 2012
Known for creating his own plays, Dodd helped the Volunteers to a 27-1-2 record during his years on The Hill and twice earned All-Southern team honors.
Dodd led Tennessee to back-to-back unbeaten seasons with identical 9-0-1 records his sophomore and junior years. During Dodd's era, the Vols went 33 games without a loss until an 18-6 setback against Alabama in 1930 -- the longest unbeaten streak in UT history. After the loss, Dodd and his teammates helped kick off a 28-game unbeaten streak that ranks as the second longest.
It was his senior year in which "The Dodger" showed his versatility in a 13-0 win against Vanderbilt. Dodd finished with 14 punts for a 42-yard average, had nine carries for 39 yards, was 7-of-12 passing for 159 yards and two touchdowns and intercepted two passes. On the afternoon, Dodd gained 212 all-purpose yards, collecting all but 14 of Tennessee's team total of 226. The Vols finished 9-1 and Dodd's dominance on the gridiron earned him 1930 All-America honors.
Dodd furthered his association with great college football teams as head coach at Georgia Tech from 1947-66. Dodd's teams went 165-64-6, appearing in 13 bowls and winning nine. From 1950-53, Dodd was unbeaten at 29-0-2. In his honor, Georgia Tech named its facility Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field. He is one of only three members inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player and a coach, joining Amos Alonzo Stagg and UT's Bowden Wyatt.
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