Peter Joel Vann
Peter Joel Vann



Class of 1956
Football

Peter Vann was a three-time letterwinner as a quarterback and graduated in 1956 as Army's all-time passing leader. He compiled Academy records for completions (174), attempts (372), yards (2,937) and touchdowns (24) while guiding the team to an 18-7-2 mark. His 24 career touchdowns stood as an Academy record for 23 years and presently ranks third. Recognized as one of the individuals most responsible for leading Army back to national prominence following the cheating scandal of 1951, he established nine Army passing records and played a large role in the successful transition of Don Holleder from end to quarterback. Vann led the nation in completion percentage for much of his junior season and led the team to the Lambert Trophy that year. His 166.5 passing efficiency rating was tops in the country during his senior season and he established the NCAA single season record (since broken) for most yards per completion at 23.2.

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