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1945 - 11th Award
Felix 'Doc' Blanchard
Army Back

An All-American for three years, the 6-foot, 205 pound "Mr. Inside" scored 38 touchdowns and gained 1,908 yards on three powerhouse West Point teams that were unbeatable during the World War II years. The pulverizing fullback ran the 100 yards in ten flat. In his very first game against North Carolina, he averaged 58 yards on kickoffs, punted once for 40 yards, and carried the ball four times for a 4.5 yard average, although he only played 17 minutes. He was the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy. Blanchard, after graduation from USMA, spent his entire working career with the Army Air Force retiring with the rank of Colonel. Doc Blanchard passed away on April 19, 2009.

Doc was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1959.

The Voting

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

Points

1Felix "Doc" BlanchardArmyJuniorFB860
2Glenn DavisArmyJuniorHB638
3Bob FenimoreOklahoma A&MSeniorB187
4Herman WedermeyerSt. Mary'sSophomoreHB152
5Harry GilmerAlabamaSophomoreHB132
6Frank DancewiczNotre DameSeniorQB56
7Warren AmlingOhio StateSeniorG42
8Pete PihosIndianaJuniorFB38

Doc Blanchard won in the East, the South and the Midwest, to outpoint his teammate, Glenn Davis, who finished first in the West. Fenimore won in the Southwest for the second year in a row. Wedemeyer later went on to fame portraying a police sergeant on the long-running television series,"Hawaii 5-0"

No. of registered electors: 848
Date of announcement: December 3, 1945
Date of dinner: January 5, 1946

The positions within each region:

Place

East

South

Midwest

Southwest

Far West

1BlanchardBlanchardBlanchardFenimoreDavis
2DavisDavisDavisBlanchardBlanchard
3DancewiczGilmerFenimoreDavisWedemeyer
4GilmerWedemeyerAmlingGilmerFenimore
5WedemeyerFenimorePihosWedemeyerGilmer

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