john allen gamble
Class of 2005
John attended Deshler High School, graduating in 1963. He played football and ran track for the Tigers earning four letters in track and three in football. John was selected All-State in football in 1963 and was chosen to play in the 1963 Alabama High School football All-Star Game in Tuscaloosa. Upon completion of high school he received a scholarship to Vanderbilt University and started three years as a defensive back. He holds the school record for the longest interception returned (98 Yards)for a touchdown. He graduated from Vanderbilt in 1968 and was commisioned through ROTC, a second lieutenat in the Army and served in Viet Nam.