Felix "Doc" Blanchard was one of Army's "Touchdown Twins," along with Glenn Davis. They dominated college football in the mid 1940s, earning the nicknames of Mr. Inside (Blanchard) and Mr. Outside (Davis). From 1944 to 1946 the one-two punch of Blanchard and Davis led Army to twenty-seven victories, one tie, and no losses, even though cadets were forced to complete a four-year curriculum in three years to meet the country's need for military officers. Moreover, Blanchard's size, strength, and versatility made him a formidable player during the last days when men played the entire game, both offense and defense. The combination of Blanchard's strength and Davis's speed molded new concepts about how a highly explosive football offense would be formed, dramatically lifting fan interest.
Originally enrolled at North Carolina to be near his ailing father, Blanchard was...
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