Clay CalhounFootball Player, 1930-1938
Jesuit High School/Loyola University
Calhoun was born in Pineville, Mississippi but resided in New Orleans for most of his life. He graduated from Jesuit High School in 1934 where lettered in football, basketball and track, and was selected as Jesuit’s Best All-Around Athlete. Calhoun later lettered in football and basketball at Loyola for three years and was selected as captain of the varsity football team in 1937. His honors included: selected as All-Louisiana fullback in 1936 and 1937; named All-Dixie in football in 1936 and 1937; selected as an Associated Press first team fullback on the Little All-American team in 1937; was voted the best all-around athlete at Loyola 1938; selected to the Chicago Tribune College All-Star Team in 1938 which played and beat the pro football Washington Redskins; selected to play in the Blue-Gray College All-Star game in Montgomery, AL in 1938; and was elected into the Loyola Hall of Fame in 1966.