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Roe Campbell

Roe Campbell
Tennessee Volunteers
Position Quarterback/Fullback
Class Graduate
Career history
College Tusculum (c. 1919)
Tennessee (1920–1924)
Personal information
Date of birth (1900-01-04)January 4, 1900
Place of birth Washington County, Tennessee
Date of death December 27, 1988(1988-12-27) (aged 88)
Place of death Knoxville, Tennessee
Career highlights and awards

Lacy Roe Campbell (January 4, 1900 – December 27, 1988) was an American football and basketball player for the Tennessee Volunteers of the University of Tennessee.

Early years

Campbell was born on January 4, 1900 to Jefferson Davis Campbell and Louise Truin in a rural part of Washington County, Tennessee. His mother was the daughter of Swiss immigrants and an avid painter.[1]

Tusculum College

Before Tennessee he went to Tusculum College,[2] where he is a member of its sports hall of fame.[3]

University of Tennessee

Campbell played quarterback and fullback for M. B. Banks's Tennessee Volunteers. He also played basketball at UT.



In 1921, he spearheaded the first touchdown drive of Tennessee's first ever victory over the Mississippi A&M Aggies in a 14 to 7 win in Memphis.


In 1922 he was awarded the Porter Cup as best all-around athlete at the University of Tennessee.[4] He also received votes for All-Southern that year.[5]



He played in the first basketball meeting between Tennessee and Vanderbilt.[6]

External links

Roe Campbell at Find a Grave


  • Mike Siroky (1982). Orange Lightning: Inside University of Tennessee Football. Leisure Press. pp. 7–17. 


  1. ^ Robert L. Wilson. "Blount County Campbells produce generations of visual artists". 
  2. ^ Volunteer Yearbook, 1921, p. 140
  3. ^ "Tusculum College Sports Hall of Fame". 
  4. ^ "Announcement of Honors and Scholarships". The University of Tennessee Record 25 (3): 27. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Tech Has Four on All-Southern Team". Richmond Times Dispatch. December 10, 1922. 
  6. ^ Bill Traughber (February 11, 2009). "VU/UT first met in 1922".