Owsley Manier Back 1906 Third Team All-American
Joining the team in Dan McGugin’s first year on campus, Manier was a three-year starter and a big reason why Vanderbilt became an instant Southern power under McGugin.
As the team’s top fullback, Manier was All-Southern and a Third Team All-America in 1906, becoming the first Commodore so honored.
He was an offensive machine for McGugin’s 1906 squad, scoring three times against Kentucky and on five occasions in 78-0 victory over Alabama.
Manier was a key factor in the the Commodores’ 24-1 overall record.
Eventually, Manier returned to academia, and became professor emeritus of clinical medicine at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.