Eagle Day


College Career

Ole Miss (1953-1956)

• All-SEC quarterback(’54, ‘55)

• All-South (’55)

• Cotton Bowl, Outstanding Back (’56)

• Hula Bowl (’56)

 

Pro Career

Winnipeg, Canadian Football League (1956-1958)
Washington Redskins (1959-1960)
Calgary, CFL (1961-1967)

• All-Pro (’61, ‘62)

• CFL Most Valuable Player (’62)

Toronto, CFL (1968)

 

Did You Know?

While trailing TCU 13-7 in the fourth quarter of the 1956 Cotton Bowl, Eagle Day ignored Coach John Vaught’s instructions to punt in a fourth-down situation. Instead, he threw a 13-yard pass to fullback Paige Cothren, gaining a first down and paving the way for the go-ahead touchdown. Ole Miss won 14-13, and the papers dubbed Day “The Mississippi Gambler.”

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