Thomas Shorty McWilliams Biography
Thomas “Shorty” McWilliamsAge: 70
standout tailback at Mississippi State in the 1940's; began collegiate career in 1944 at Mississippi State and earned second team All-American and first team All-Southeastern Conference honors; after the outbreak of World War II McWilliams played for the 1945 undefeated Army team in the backfield with Heisman winners Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis; inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1962; had a brief pro career with Los Angeles and Pittsburgh cut short by a knee injury; later purchased a restaurant in his home town which his family still owns; of a variety of medical problems after a month-long stay in the hospitalDied: Meridian, Miss, Jan. 9, 1997
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