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John Shirey

John Shirey

American football player
John Shirey
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American football player
Was American football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 March 1898, Texas, U.S.A.
Death 19 October 1966, Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama, U.S.A. (aged 68 years)
Star sign Pisces
The details (from wikipedia)


John Brett Shirey (March 19, 1898 – October 19, 1966) was a college football player and engineer; once and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Auburn University

Shirey was a prominent running back for the Auburn Tigers of Auburn University. Shirey played for coach Mike Donahue from 1918 to 1922. He was a member of an All-time Auburn Tigers football team selected in 1935, as well as coach Donahue's all-time Auburn team.


He was captain-elect in 1922, The Glomerata, Auburn's yearbook, says Shirey's "greatest delight is to catch a forward pass and serenade down the field like lightning. Walter Camp gave Shirey honorable mention on his All-America team.

Early years

Shirey was born on March 19, 1898 in Texas to John Meredith Shirey and Loretta Hughes, and grew up in Guin, Alabama.

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