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Buck Hatcher

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Buck Hatcher
Hatcher c. 1920
Tennessee Volunteers
Personal information
Born:(1896-05-11)May 11, 1896
Fayetteville, Tennessee
Died:November 5, 1987(1987-11-05) (aged 91)
Fayetteville, Tennessee
Career history
CollegeTennessee (1915–1916; 1919–1920)
Career highlights and awards

Adolphus Henry "Buck" Hatcher (May ll, 1896 – November 7, 1987) was a college football player.

University of Tennessee

Hatcher was a prominent tackle for the Tennessee Volunteers football teams of the University of Tennessee from 1915 to 1916 and 1919 to 1920 . He once kicked a 52-yard field goal against Sewanee.[1][2] At Tennessee, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


Tennessee upset Vanderbilt 10 to 6 in 1916. Hatcher played at quarterback; his also punting contributed significantly, outpunting Tom Zerfoss by 15 yards consistently.[3] The New York Herald ranked Hatcher as the season's premier punter.[4] Tennessee finished undefeated and ranked with Georgia Tech as Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) co-champions.


A steady rain hindered the 1919 Tennessee–Vanderbilt contest which ended as a 3 to 3 tie. Josh Cody scored on a 30-yard drop kick, and Hatcher later made a 25-yard drop kick.[5]


Hatcher was captain[6] and selected All-Southern in 1920.[7] He booted a 50-yard field goal against Sewanee.[8]


  1. ^ Marvin West (2005). Legends of the Tennessee Vols. p. 7. ISBN 9781582618890.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Defeat of Vandy Was Big Surprise". The Charlotte Observer. November 13, 1916. p. 6. Retrieved March 29, 2015 – via open access
  4. ^ "[1]". The Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 37: 150. 1917.
  5. ^ "Football Gleanings". The Davidsonian. October 15, 1919. p. 2. Retrieved March 29, 2015 – via open access
  6. ^ "Tennessee Names Hatcher". The Washington Post. December 5, 1919. p. 10. Retrieved May 7, 2015 – via open access
  7. ^ "All-Southern Grid Eleven Is Named". December 6, 1920. p. 12. Retrieved March 2, 2015 – via open access
  8. ^ "Buck Hatcher Makes New Kick Record". Atlanta Constitution. November 14, 1920. p. 3.
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