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Eddie Cameron


Edmund McCullough Cameron

Inducted 1976

Date of Birth



Manor, PA


Washington & Lee University (1921-1924)


Halftime found Washington & Lee and arch rival Virginia locked in a scoreless tie on an autumn afternoon in 1923. Things were looking bleak for W&L's Generals, because team captain Eddie Cameron had not been in uniform for the first half. Cameron had been at his mother's funeral in Pennsylvania the day before, had travelled by train throughout the night and was donning his football uniform in a car which sped him toward the stadium. The Washington & Lee followers burst into a wild roar when they saw Cameron take the field for the second half, and their enthusiasm would be rewarded. On a fourth quarter series, Cameron carried the ball on 10 of 11 General plays, bucking for short yardage which netted the only score of the game as W&L won, 7-0. General coach Jimmie DeHart called it the greatest performance by a fullback he had ever seen, and it was typical of Cameron's career. In 1924, he tied for national scoring honors and was named to the All-Southern team. He later became backfield coach at Duke, then assumed the head coaching duties for the Blue Devils and posted 25 victories in 36 games before becoming the Athletic Director at Duke University where the famed Cameron Indoor Stadium is named in his honor.


Height 5'11"

Weight 176

Career Highlights

  • 1924 Led the nation in scoring
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