Dr. James Robert Vann, Sr. (Jimmy) and my great-grandfather Sam R. Vann, Sr. were brothers. I guess that would make Jimmy my great-great-uncle? As you will learn from the article, Jimmy was multi-talented. One of his feats was playing football at Auburn University under Coach John Heisman, for whom The Heisman Trophy is named.
photos from Jim Vann, grandson and namesake of Jimmy Vann