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Morley E. Drury (February 15, 1903 in Midland, Ontario, Canada - January 21, 1989 in Santa Monica, California), nicknamed "The Noblest Trojan of Them All," was a quarterback for the University of Southern California.

College career

Drury helped coach Howard Jones in leading USC during the 1920s.

A graduate Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Drury's finest season came in 1927 as the senior captain employed his skillful passing and rushing to carry the Trojans to an 8-1-1 record. Southern California shared the Pacific Coast Conference title with Stanford University, battling the Cardinal to a 13-13 deadlock. The only smudge on the Trojan record was a mid-season loss to powerful Notre Dame University, 7-6. Drury led the team in scoring (76 points) and rushing (1163 yards) and won First-Team All-America honors. His 1163 yards marked the first time a USC player surpassed 1,000 yards rushing and stood as a Southern California record until Mike Garrett eclipsed the mark with 1440 yards during the 1965 Heisman Trophy campaign.

Drury was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

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