John “Bull” Bramlett
John “Bull” Bramlett, a two-sport athlete at Memphis State University (University of Memphis), was instrumental in establishing an FCA Huddle at the University of Memphis and served as host for the Pop Andrews Golf Classic, which helped raise funds for the Memphis Area FCA. Bramlett, who played professional football for four franchises (Denver, Miami, Boston & Atlanta) had the “John ‘Bull’ Bramlett Award” established in his honor by the Memphis Area FCA. The award is given to the area high school football player who exemplifies character and integrity along with on-field excellence.
Bramlett signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an outfielder following college and played two years of professional baseball before opting to play professional football in 1965. The two-time NFL Pro Bowl selection (1966 & 1967) was a runner-up to Joe Namath for AFL Rookie of the Year honors in 1965 and named the Boston Patriots’ MVP in 1970.