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Gerald Mann


Gerald C. Mann

Inducted 1969

Date of Birth



Sulphur Springs, TX


Southern Methodist University (1925-1927)


Due to his sharp, accurate passing, Gerald Mann was known as "Little Red Arrow." The Southwest Conference is where the passing game had its first great growth spurt and Mann was one of those pioneers. Mann played an important role in SMU's Southwest Conference title in 1926, when the team finished the regular season at 8-0-1. The perfect record was marred only by a 7-7 deadlock with Missouri. Mann, was chosen for All-America recognition that year and again the following year. The Mustangs lost only one Southwest Conference game during the years that Mann operated as the starting quarterback. "I have seen no quarterback who could better pick a defense to pieces," coach Ray Morrison said in praise of his quarterback. Following graduation from SMU, Gerald Mann earned a law degree from Harvard and later served as Secretary of State and Attorney General of the state of Texas.


Height 5'10

Weight 160

Career Highlights

  • 1927 All-Conference
  • 1927 Third Team All-America
  • 1926 All-Conference
  • 1926 Third Team All-America
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