When J.H. Ripple arrived at NC State in 1917, he was just another 6-foot, 180-pound freshman. But by his sophomore year, he had found his calling on the NC State football team. Though he had never played the sport before, he became NC State’s first All-American in 1918.
After the jump, you’ll find the 1918 newspaper clipping announcing that Ripple had made All-American.