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William Travis "Bully" Van de Graaff, 1895 - 1977

Title

William Travis "Bully" Van de Graaff, 1895 - 1977

Subject

Football coaches
Van de Graaff, William Travis "Bully," 1895 - 1977
University of Alabama

Description

William Travis "Bully" Van de Graaff is shown in this photo published in a promotional booklet, "Alabama," about the 1924 University of Alabama football team. Van de Graaff coached the undefeated freshman team after playing for Alabama himself along with his two brothers, Hargrove and Adrian. "Bully" Van de Graaf became Alabama's first All-American player.

After serving in the military, Van de Graaff became coach at Colorado College from 1926 to 1939 and lived in the western United States until he died there in 1977.

Source

Personal Collection of Victor Morris Friedman

Date

1924

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

840

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph