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Where Are They Now?
Posted By Vanderbilt Magazine On March 16, 2009 @ 12:37 pm In Sports, Spring 2009 | No Comments
On football game days, you can find Don Orr, BE’56, at the same place he was some 50 years ago—overlooking Dudley Field and looking for a Vanderbilt victory. Orr led the Commodores to their first bowl game and first bowl win in the 1955 Gator Bowl with a 25–13 win over Auburn.
“It was a thrill, unexpected,” he recalls.
This year’s Music City Bowl victory was a momentous occasion for Orr.
“We watched it down here in Naples,” he says from his winter home in Florida.
“A bunch of ex-Vanderbilt players are down here, and we went to a sports bar to cheer on the team.” Teammates Jim Cunningham, BA’56, and All-American Charley Horton, BA’56, joined the group to root for the Black and Gold.
Today, Orr is chairman of the board of Nashville Machine Co., a mechanical contracting company. Last November he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Engineering.
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