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Louis Cody 'Lou' Sossamon


Lou Sossamon

University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame 1968

Date of Birth: June 2, 1921, in Gaffney, South Carolina ( years old)


He is one of the Oldest Living Professional football players

Did you know?

He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

The Associated Press named him to its second team All-American after the

1942 season.  He was the first Gamecock player to be named to an All-American

squad. He was first team All Southern Conference in 1941 and 1942 and played in

the 1942 Blue Gray all-star game.


Lou Sossamon played for the Bainbridge, Maryland football team that many consider

the most talented military football team of all time. He played along side some other future

NFL stars such as University of North Carolina great Charlie Justice and Northwestern

University legend Bill De Correvont.



1946 New York Yankees (AAFC)

1947 New York Yankees (AAFC)

1948 New York Yankees (AAFC)


University of South Carolina