Willie Geny

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Willie Geny
Vanderbilt Commodores
Position End
Career history
College Vanderbilt (1933–1935)
Personal information
Born: (1913-11-14)November 14, 1913
Nashville, Tennessee
Died: December 19, 1999(1999-12-19) (aged 86)
Nashville, Tennessee
Career highlights and awards
  • All-SEC (1935)
  • Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame (1985)

Charles F. "Willie" Geny (November 14, 1913 – December 19, 1999)[1] was a college football and basketball player for the Vanderbilt Commodores. He was football's Southeastern Conference player of the year in 1935. As captain of the Commodores, he led them to their first defeat of rival Tennessee in nine years.[2] He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.[3] He later sold insurance. Geny persuaded Billy Joe Adcock to attend Vanderbilt.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JPB2-724 : accessed 23 May 2016), Charles F Geny, 19 Dec 1999; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. ^ "Dixon Stars in Commodores Victory". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. November 17, 1935. 
  3. ^ http://tshf.net/halloffame/geny-charles-willie/
  4. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=dRt5GtLl3AQC&pg=PA56