J. Dallas Marvil

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At Laurel High School, Dallas was a standout in football, basketball and baseball and played on thre state championship football teams, Dallas attended Northwestern University where, in 1931, he
became the school’s  first modern football All-American. He was generally considered to be the nation’s premier tackle that same year. At Northwestern University, he was a three-year regular and
captained the team (7-1-1) his senior year. The team was 20-5-1 in his three years. Dallas was a unanimous choice on the Associated Press All-Big Ten team. 



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