Here’s the trophy Auburn football players earned exactly 121 years ago today.
And here’s the pledge they had to sign before they did it.
Photo: Auburn Vault.
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Tony Brooks says
My grandfather was treasurer of Auburn back in the 1930’s. One day, he and some of his staff were cleaning out a storage room in Samford Hall. Against one wall behind some boxes was an old file cabinet. After clearing away the boxes, he tried to open the top drawer of the file cabinet, but it was stuck. He gave it a hard tug and the drawer popped open, but in doing so the cabinet tipped forward slightly. When it did, a metallic clank was heard as something had fallen off the top of the file cabilet on to the floor behind it. After emptying the cabinet and shoving it aside, he found this trophy on the floor. After cleaning off the many years worth of dust and grime, he called the
athlectic department to see if they wanted it. He told me that they didn’t even know that one existed, but that they would like to have it. He delivered it to them and it has been in their collection ever since.
Great story, Tony.