Alonza Smith “Jake” Gaither

April 11, 1903- Feb. 18, 1994

Dayton, Tennessee

Knoxville College ’27  B.S.

Ohio State University ’37 M.A.

Knoxville College ’62 LL.D

Florida Hall of Fame

Tennessee Hall of Fame

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics

Florida A&M University Sports Hall of Fame

NAIA Helms Hall of Fame

National Football Foundation Hall of Fame

College Football Hall of Fame

Amos Alonzo Stagg Award

Walter Camp Award

Produced 36 All-Americans

42 NFL players

22 SIAC Championships

Six-time Black College National Champions