He earned the nickname "The Galloping Ghost of Coffee High" for his performance in 1932. He was the quarterback on the team that went 6-1 and was named North Alabama Champions. He also played halfback and handled the kicking duties. His performance against Phillips at Legion Field in 1932 was considered by many at the time as the best performance ever turned in at Legion Field. He earned All-State honors as a senior. He also finished his career with four touchdowns in a 27-0 win over rival Sheffield. Coach Rufus Hibbett called him the best player he ever coached. He was chosen as the quarterback on the All-Time Coffee team.