JANUARY 4, 1973


Born on January 7, 1884, in Bartlesville, in Indian Territory, “Ex” had never played football before joining Pop Warner‘s Carlisle Indians from 1902 to 1907.  Playing end, he was named to Walter Camp‘s third-team All-American team in 1906.  One of his greatest days on the field came against University of Chicago, when he repeatedly stopped legendary halfback Wally Steffen.  After his playing days ended, Exendine served, from 1909 through 1935, as the head football coach at Otterbein College, Georgetown University, the State College of Washington, Occidental College, Northeastern State Teachers’ College, and what is now Oklahoma State University.  He was also the head baseball coach at Oklahoma A&M from 1932 to 1933.  Exendine was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1970. While coaching at Georgetown, Exendine earned a law degree at Dickinson School of Law and later practiced law in Oklahoma and served with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  He died in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Source: “Mr. Ex is Football History Book,” Kingsport News (Kingsport, TN), 8/17/1967, p. 17.  Retrieved 5/15/2020, https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=612345&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjY4NzM0NTc4LCJpYXQiOjE1ODk1MzA2MTIsImV4cCI6MTU4OTYxNzAxMn0.yJ0eLBmZaW5Iqvd_MzvV1WiDgmgqmLiQhV8C34ABEuk
Photo: Author unknown, circa 1905.  Public Domain in U.S.:  Pre 1/1/1925.  Public Domain elsewhere where copyright term is author’s life plus 70 years or less.

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