Hubert McClain buried

Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday for Hubert McClain, who came to the University of Tennessee from his hometown of Waynesboro in 1960 and became a starting wingback in his sophomore season.

A native of Nashville, McClain, 64, died Saturday at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia. He was buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery in Waynesboro.

McClain was the starter and leading receiver for the 1961 Vols, who finished with a 6-4 record under head coach Bowden Wyatt. He had 11 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown. He also registered 14 yards on 11 carries from scrimmage.

He had entered UT as a tailback candidate but was switched to wingback before the start of the 1961 season.

McClain worked as a telephone serviceman with TDS Telephone. In addition to being a Vol letterman, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Bridle and Saddle Club. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam war.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; sons, Greg and Jason; four grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Christine Donegan Sizemore and Otis Sizemore, and sister, Mary Elizabeth Skelton, all of Waynesboro.


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