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Wah Wah Jones, 1946

Posted on November 1, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Wallace "Wah-Wah" Jones caught Bill Boller's 11-yard pass for a touchdown during Kentucky football's 70-0 win over Xavier Oct. 5, 1946 at Stoll Field. Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, widely considered the greatest all-around athlete in UK history, played both football and basketball for the Cats. As such, he held the distinction of playing for two lionized coaches: Adolph Rupp in basketball and Paul “Bear” Bryant in football. On the gridiron Jones was was an all-Southeastern Conference player and on the hardwood he was a member of the Fabulous Five, the basketball team that in 1948 won the first of UK’s eight national championships.

Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones caught Bill Boller’s 11-yard pass for a touchdown during the University of Kentucky’s 70-0 win over Xavier on Oct. 5, 1946, at Stoll Field. Jones, widely considered the greatest all-around athlete in UK history, played both football and basketball for the Cats. He held the distinction of playing for two lionized coaches: Adolph Rupp in basketball and Paul “Bear” Bryant in football. On the gridiron, Jones was an all-Southeastern Conference player, and on the hardwood he was a member of the Fabulous Five, the basketball team that in 1948 won the first of UK’s eight national championships.

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