Barney Poole


Born: October 26, 1923

Died: April 12, 2005

Hometown: Gloster, MS 

Year of Induction: 1965

 

College Football Career

University of Mississippi (1942, 1947-1948)

• All-American, All-SEC end (’47, ‘48)

• Set NCAA record, 52 receptions in a season (’47)

• Set NCAA record, 13 receptions in one game (’47)

• SEC championship team (’47)

• North-South Shrine Game, team captain (’48)

• College All-Star Game, team captain (’49)

• Helms Foundation Football Hall of Fame (’66)

• National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (’74)

• Ole Miss Team of the Century (’93)

North Carolina, Marine V-12 Program (1943)

• All-American (’44, ‘46)

United States Military Academy (1944-1946)

• All-American (’44, ‘46)

• National Championship teams (’45, ‘46)

 

Pro Football Career (1948-1955)

•New York Yankees (All-American Football Conference)
• Dallas Texans
• Baltimore Colts
• New York Giants

 

Coaching Career

Assistant Coach, LSU
Assistant Coach, Southern Mississippi
Head Coach, Laurel High School

• Big 8 coach of the Year (’58)

• South Big 8 Champions (’59)

• Big 8 Overall Champions (’61)

 

Did You Know?

Three of Barney Poole’s teammates on the 1945 Army team at West Point have joined him as inductees in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame: Shorty McWilliams, Doc Blanchard, and Doug Kenna.