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Everett Bacon


Clarence Everett Bacon

Inducted 1966

Date of Birth



Westbrook, CT


Wesleyan University (1909-1912)


Everett Bacon was a slick, dazzling back who became one of the pioneers of the forward pass, making it a lethal weapon in an era when most collegiate teams shied from its use. Many coaches felt unsure of the pass, convinced it did little more than produce turnovers. Bacon's willingness to use the pass captured the attention of All-America selectors who listed him in his senior year. During his four seasons at Wesleyan, the Cardinals were 19-14-3, playing against much larger schools. Not only was he feared as a passer, but "Ev" established himself as a dangerous punt return specialist. An all-around athlete, Bacon was a four sport star who also captained the basketball team. As a baseball player he was the squad's top pitcher while he hit for over a .400 average. In tennis, he was a member of the champion New England doubles team of 1910. During World War I, Bacon served in the 312th Infantry and 48th Field Artillery. In later years he became a prominent Wall Street investment banker and he served on the board of trustees at Wesleyan. In his honor, Wesleyan annually awards the C. Everett Bacon Trophy to its Most Valuable Player.


Height 5'10

Weight 165

Career Highlights

  • 1912 Third Team All-America
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