Artie Pew

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Artie Pew
Artie Pew is attempting to tackle Riggs Stephenson. Behind Pew is Puss Whelchel.
Georgia Bulldogs – No. 9
Career history
CollegeGeorgia (1918–1921)
Personal information
Born:(1898-03-26)March 26, 1898
Damascus, Georgia
Died:December 1, 1959(1959-12-01) (aged 61)
Paris, France
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Arthur "Artie" Pew, Jr. (March 26, 1898 – December 1, 1959) was a college football and basketball player.

Early years[edit]

Arthur Pew, Jr. was born on March 26, 1898 in Damascus, Georgia to Arthur Pew, Sr. and Bessie Harvey.

University of Georgia[edit]


Pew was an All-Southern[1] tackle for the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia. Pew was a member of teams which over two years did not lose to a single southern opponent,[2] the line was strong, with 4 All-Southerns: Pew along with Bum Day, Puss Whelchel, and Owen Reynolds. Joe Bennett was there as well, and Jim Taylor was on the bench. Pew graduated early, and had expected to leave football a year before his eligibility was up, he changed his mind when a referee banished him unjustly in the Auburn game: "Just for that I'll be back next year," he told his Auburn aggressor, "and we will fight it out on the same field."[3] He was also an outstanding placekicker. Pew was captain of the 1919 team, he made an all-time Georgia Bulldogs football team picked in 1935.[4] He was nominated though not selected for an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1869-1919 era team.[5]


Pew was also a member of the school's basketball team, during his time there the Bulldogs won a basketball game by the largest margin of victory in school history, 122 to 2 over S.E. Christian,[6] the same team beat Mercer by 65.[7] That year the team's only loss was to North Carolina led by former Georgia coach Howell Peacock.[7]


  1. ^ "All-Southern Football Team". Charlotte Observer. December 4, 1921.
  2. ^ Allen Dees (1961). "The University of Georgia Hall of Heroes". Coach & Athlete. 24.
  3. ^ "Tulane University Program - The Greenie, Georgia vs. Tulane". 1935.
  4. ^ George Trevor. "All-Time All-Star Team". Tulane University Football Program-The Greenie; Georgia vs. Tulane.
  5. ^ "U-T Greats On All-Time Southeast Team". Kingsport Post. July 31, 1969.
  6. ^ "UGA Basketball Team Records". Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "2011-12 Georgia Bulldogs Men's Basketball Media Guide". 2011: 137. Retrieved February 9, 2015.

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