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Former Sugar Bowl Star Bob Fenimore Passes Away

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has lost another one of its historical greats as College Football Hall of Famer Bob Fenimore passed away on July 28 after a fight with cancer. Fenimore starred in one of the first Sugar Bowl head-to-head battles between All-Americans. Playing for Oklahoma State, then known as Oklahoma A&M, he led the Aggies to a 33-13 victory over St. Mary's and its diminutive star Herman Wedemeyer in the 1946 Sugar Bowl Classic.

1946 Sugar Bowl Recap

Fenimore, nicknamed the "Blond Bomber," ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 76 yards and another score. He was a two-time All-American and went on to be the top pick in the 1947 NFL Draft. The Sugar Bowl winning Oklahoma A&M squad remains the only undefeated team in the history of the school.

Full obituary from Oklahoma State official site

Since the establishment of the Sugar Bowl in 1935, the New Orleans classic has featured 121 future members of the College Football Hall of Fame (77 players, 44 coaches). From the most recent class of Hall of Fame inductees (2010), the Sugar Bowl added two more alums: former Arkansas star Ronnie Caveness and former Alabama coach Gene Stallings.

All-Time Hall of Famers in the Sugar Bowl