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Blanchard half of famous backfield

Updated: April 21, 2009, 8:47 AM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Felix "Doc" Blanchard, who won the 1945 Heisman Trophy and teamed with Glenn Davis to form one of the most famous backfields in college football history, died at his home in Bulverde, Texas, on Saturday, according to family members. He was 84.

Blanchard's daughter, Mary Blanchard, told The Associated Press late Sunday night in a phone interview that her father died of pneumonia.

Blanchard and Davis helped lead Army to a 27-0-1 record from 1944 to '46, the only blemish coming in a famous ...

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