ALEX (JEEP) URBAN
End
1938-1940
Bessemer, PA
Biography
Urban began his career at USC as a center, starting some in 1938. After being academically ineligible in 1939 he blossomed as an end in 1940, earning honorable mention All-America honors from the Associated Press. Among his higlights were catching two touchdown passes in a 20-13 win over Kansas State, including a 65-yarder for the game winner, and returned interceptions for scores against both Georgia (60 yards) and Clemson (62 yards). Urban played five seasons with the Green Bay Packers (1941-45), leaving the Gamecocks with a season of eligibility to join the NFL. He was named to the Pre-World War II All-Time USC Team.
Prior Schools
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Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1938 Fill 1938 72 C 6-5 205 So 6 6
1940 Fill 1940 E
1940 1940 Garnet Roster 71 E 6-4 195 Jr 6 6
1940 1940 Black Roster 71 E 6-4 195 Jr
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
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Honors
AwardYear
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1938-09-19 Erskine Center
1938-09-24 Xavier (Ohio) Center
1938-10-01 Georgia Center
1938-10-08 Wake Forest Center
1938-11-05 Duquesne Center
1938-11-19 Fordham Center
1940-10-05 Georgia Left End
1940-10-11 Duquesne Left End
1940-10-24 Clemson Left End
1940-11-02 Penn State Left End
1940-11-16 Furman Left End
1940-12-08 Citadel Left End
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
1938-10-01 Georgia 3 6 7 Alex Urban, 60-yd interception return (Ralph Dearth kick blocked)
1938-11-12 Furman 2 7 6 Al Grygo, 1-yd run (Alex Urban kick)
1940-10-11 Duquesne 1 7 6 Alex Urban, 76-yd pass from Al Grygo (Dewitt Arrowsmith kick)
1940-10-11 Duquesne 2 14 6 Alex Urban, 7-yd pass from Al Grygo (Dewitt Arrowsmith kick)
1940-10-24 Clemson 4 13 21 Alex Urban, 65-yd interception return (Dewitt Arrowsmith kick)
1940-11-09 Kansas State 3 14 13 Alex Urban, 28-yd pass from Al Grygo (Dutch Elston kick)
1940-11-09 Kansas State 4 20 13 Alex Urban, 65-yd pass from Al Grygo (Dutch Elston kick failed)
1940-11-16 Furman 2 7 19 Stan Nowak pass from Al Grygo (Alex Urban kick)
1940-12-08 Citadel 1 7 0 Alex Urban, 25-yd run (Dewitt Arrowsmith kick)
Receptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1937 1937-09-25 North Carolina 4 5 UNC 24 Alex Urban, 24-yd pass from Red Snider, touchdown