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Felix "Doc" Blanchard
Birth: Dec. 11, 1924
Marlboro County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 2009
Comal County
Texas, USA

College Football Player. He was the recipient of the Heisman Trophy in 1945. Raised in Bishopville, South Carolina, he attended St. Stanislaus Prep School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He played at the fullback position during his collegiate years at the University of North Carolina and the United States Military Academy. While at West Point, Blanchard (known as "Mr. Inside") and Glenn Davis (known as "Mr. Outside") formed one of the greatest backfields in college football history. The pair appeared on the cover of "Time Magazine" in 1945. Army would achieve three undefeated seasons from 1944 to 1946, and win two consecutive national championship titles (1944 and 1945). In addition, Blanchard received the 1945 Maxwell Award, the 1945 Sullivan Award as America's Top Amateur Athlete and was a three-time consensus All-American. He was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1946 NFL Draft. However, Blanchard opted for a career in the United States Air Force. He flew numerous missions during the Korean and Vietnam Wars while attaining the rank of colonel. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959. He died from complications of pneumonia. (bio by: C.S.) 
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  Jody King Blanchard (1926 - 1993)*
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Note: COL US Air Force, World War II, Korea, Vietnam
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 50 Site 288
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Apr 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36130761
Felix Doc Blanchard
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- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 20, 2014
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you. Thank you for serving this great country.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Dec. 11, 2014

- Cougar
 Added: Dec. 11, 2014
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