AUBURN ALL-AMERICAN
Jim Pyburn
End
1954
During his sophomore year Jim Pyburn caught 25 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns. One year later he had 28 receptions for 460 yards and two touchdowns. He once held the Auburn record for yards by a receiver in a season. Coach Ralph Jordan said, "We have a passing attack ... just throw the ball in Pyburn's direction." Pyburn was named All-American after his junior year and passed up his senior season to play professional baseball. After playing with the Baltimore Orioles, Pyburn returned to SEC football as an assistant coach at the University of Georgia.