Gale Kirkpatrick was a footballer for Tulane during a transition era. As a freshman in 1948, Kirkpatrick played for Henry Frnka’s Greenies during their last year of single-platoon football. During his varsity years, Tulane used the two-platoon system, but even then, teams often had a few players go both ways or switched top players between offense and defense depending on the opponent.
Great story! What a picture!