Jerry Dalrymple

Gerald Richard Dalrymple (August 6, 1906 – September 25, 1962) was an American football and basketball player and coach. Dalrymple worked odd jobs at Ouachita Junior College in Arkadelphia for three years.[1] He was a prominent end for coach Bernie Bierman's Tulane Green Wave football teams of Tulane University from 1929 to 1931.[2] During his three seasons with the team, the Green Wave posted a record of 28 wins and two losses. He wore number 33. Dalrymple was All-Southern in just his sophomore year; All-American by his junior and senior year. In 1931, a year his team went to the Rose Bowl, he was the only unanimous All-American in the country.[3] He is still the only unanimous All-American from Tulane. He was also Tulane's football captain that year. One article which attempts to retroactively name Heisman Trophy winners before 1934 named Dalrymple as the recipient for 1931.[4] He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1954.[5] He was nominated though not selected for an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1920-1969 era team.[6] He stood 5'10" and weighed 175 pounds.

Jerry Dalrymple
Biographical details
Born(1906-08-06)August 6, 1906
Rosston, Arkansas
DiedSeptember 25, 1962(1962-09-25) (aged 55)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1933–1934Central Arkansas
1935Eastern New Mexico
1937–1938Brown (ends)
1934–1935Central Arkansas
Head coaching record
Overall12–14–1 (football)
25–6–1 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
All-American (1931)
All-Southern (1929, 1930, 1931)
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (1964)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1954 (profile)

Later he went to Louisiana State University where he earned a master's degree in education.

Coaching career

Dalrymple was the second head football coach for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico and he held that position for the 1935 season. His coaching record at Eastern New Mexico was 7–4.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Arkansas State Teachers Bears (Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference) (1933–1934)
1933 Arkansas State Teachers 3–5
1934 Arkansas State Teachers 2–5–1
Arkansas State Teachers: 5–10–1
Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds (Independent) (1935)
1935 Eastern New Mexico 7–4
Eastern New Mexico: 12–14–1


  1. "Gerry Dalrymple". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
  2. John Kent Boyd (1931). Jerry Dalrymple: And His Tulane 1931 Green Wave National Champions, 1931. Snider Publishing Agency.
  3. "An All-America All Scout Team". Boys' Life: 29. February 1932.
  4. Mike Beacom. "Who would have won the Heisman from 1900-1934".
  5. "National Football Foundation".
  6. "U-T Greats On All-Time Southeast Team". Kingsport Post. July 31, 1969.
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