Prior to his head coaching career during which he guided the AFL’s Oakland Raiders to Super Bowl II, John Rauch authored an auspicious college career marked by impressive statistics, accolades and promise for a stellar gridiron future. This prestigious award was bestowed upon Rauch following his senior campaign at the University of Georgia. Presented by The Birmingham Quarterback Club, this “Most Valuable Back” trophy honored Rauch as the Southeastern Conference’s most potent offensive weapon. Affixed to a 16 x 4-1/2” marble base, the metallic award flaunts gold- and silver-colored components and stands 19-1/4”-tall. The facing has the above-mentioned specifics engraved on a gold-colored plate, while the silver-colored pedestals are home to gold-colored football trophies, with a quarterback figurine atop the center ornament.
Having taken the helm at quarterback as a true freshman at Georgia, Rauch guided the team to an aggregate 36-8-1 mark, four bowl game appearances and an undefeated 1946 campaign. Note: the football figurine has been repaired.