JAMES (DROOPY) ATWELL
Quarterback
1946-1947
Spartanburg, SC
Biography
Atwell was a player in the 1940 Shrine Bowl before enrolling at Presbyterian College. After serving as an Army Paratrooper during World War II (including fighting at the Battle of the Bulge) he transferred to USC in 1946. He was a reserve in 1946 but did throw a touchdown pass to Earl Dunham in the win over The Citadel that season. Atwell was the primary quarterback in 1947 and a had two-yard touchdown in the 21-19 victory over Clemson. Atwell was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 1947. He was responsible for convincing All-ACC fullback John Saunders to go to USC rather than North Carolina coming out of high school in Virginia. He lived in Portsmouth, Virginia and Tarboro, N.C. before passing away in 2002.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Presbyterian College Clinton, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1946 Game Program vs. Wake Forest 48 B 6-2 190 Jr 0 0
1947 Fill 1947 8 7
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Passing
YearAttComPctYdsYPATDIntI%3D Att3D Conv%NEWSRtg
1947 38 16 42.1 218 5.74
Tot
Rushing
YearAttYdsAvgTD
1947 36
Tot 36
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1947-09-20 Newberry Quarterback
1947-09-27 Maryland Quarterback
1947-10-23 Clemson Quarterback
1947-10-31 Miami (Fla) Quarterback
1947-11-07 Citadel Quarterback
1947-11-15 Duke Quarterback
1947-11-27 Wake Forest Quarterback
Single Game Rushing Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentAttYdsTD
1947 1947-10-31 Miami (Fla) 3 2 0
Single Game Passing Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentAttComYdsTDInt
1947 1947-11-07 Citadel 2 2 32 0 0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
1946-11-01 Citadel 3 19 7 Earl Dunham pass from James Atwell (kick failed)
1947-10-23 Clemson 2 14 6 James Atwell, 2-yd run (Pete Lane kick)