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Everett Bacon
Born (1890-08-18)August 18, 1890
Westbrook, Connecticut
Died February 1, 1989 (age 98)
Southampton, NY

C. Everett "Ev" Bacon (August 18, 1890 – February 1, 1989) was an American football quarterback in college. He was also a star athlete in baseball, basketball, tennis, and golf.[1][2]

Bacon was twice an All-American in football (1910 and 1912). He was "one of only two players not from an Ivy League institution on the 1912 team. One of the other All-Americans on the 1912 team was Jim Thorpe."[3] As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University (class of 1913),[4] Bacon helped pioneer the use of the forward pass.[5]

In 1966, Bacon was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Since 1936, Wesleyan has awarded the C. Everett Bacon Award to the institution's Most Valuable Football Player.[3]

Wesleyan’s Bacon Field House, a 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m2) field house, was named to honor him.[6][7]

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