Compton Award, Calvary Baptist Church, 1975

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Title

Compton Award, Calvary Baptist Church, 1975

Subject

Compton, Charlie (d. 1971)
Bryant, Paul W., 1913-1983
Fraley, Robert, 1953-1999
Calvary Baptist Church (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Churches
Dietzel, Paul F., 1924-2013
Thigpen, Richard Ashley, 1943-

Description

Robert Fraley is presented the Compton Award by Calvary Baptist Church.

Left is Paul F. Dietzel; Robert Fraley; and Alabama Coach Paul W. Bryant. The person on the right is unidentified.

The Charlie Compton Award was presented annually to a senior athlete at the University of Alabama who had demonstrated outstanding Christian character and leadership. Charlie Compton is a former Bama football player who later became a missionary to Brazil. He died in a car accident in 1971. Dietzel was a football player and a coach. He coached at LSU and South Carolina and was an assistant coach under Paul "Bear" Bryant at Kentucky. Dietzel spoke at the church that day. Richard Thigpen, on the right, a lawyer and law professor, was the acting president of the University of Alabama from 1975 to 1977.

Fraley, a quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide, was the 1975 recipient of the award. He became a sports agent after graduation. He was killed in a plane crash in 1999 at age 46.

Date

1975

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

2588

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 inches by 10 inches

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