Lot # 49: Rare HOF Coach Ernie Godfrey Cut Signature

Category: Coaches

Starting Bid: $75.00

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Item was in Auction "Ohio Field Auction",
which ran from 8/11/2021 12:00 PM to
8/28/2021 8:00 PM

Perhaps nobody has been intertwined with Ohio State football as long as Ernest R. Godfrey.  "Ernie" played for the Buckeyes from 1912-1914 and would be hired immediately following his playing days as Wooster High School's head coach. After one successful year at the prep level, Wittenberg hired him away to coach both basketball and football. He led the Tigers to two undefeated seasons in 1919 and 1920. In 1929, first year head coach Sam Willaman brought Godfrey back home as an assistant football coach for Ohio State, where he'd remain for more than the next three decades. He'd hold different titles over the years including line coach for 19 of them, producing 13 All-America selections on his watch. He'd retire from Ohio State in 1961 after assisting seven different OSU head coaches and would ultimately find his place in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. Highly coveted autograph by College Football Hall of Fame collectors.


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