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Francis "Hank" Lauricella (born October 9, 1930 in Harahan, LAmarker) was a Hall of Fame American football player for the Tennessee Volunteers football team.

High school career

Lauricella was a star at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, Louisianamarker. His team there won the city championship in 1947, using the single wing offense.

College career

Lauricella played under coach Robert Neyland at the University of Tennesseemarker from 1949 to 1951. He was a member of the 1950 National Championship team and the 1951 National Championship team. Lauricella gained fame as the running back in the single wing offense, at the time that most schools had switched to the T-formation. At that position, Lauricella was responsible for the majority of the rushing and passing. Due to his skill at both aspects, Lauricella was dubbed "Mr. Everything."[401369]

In 1951, Lauricella was named as an All American and was the first runner up in the Heisman Trophy voting to Dick Kazmaier of Princeton Universitymarker. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Famemarker in 1981.


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