William (Bull) Halsey, Navy, 1902-03
As fullback, lost to Army twice; as WWII tactical commander in Pacific, defeated Japanese at Leyte Gulf, largest naval battle in history.
George S. Patton, Army, 1906-08
Old Blood and Guts was aggressive end who broke nose and arms during playing days; commanded U.S. 3rd Army in WWII.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Army, 1912
Injured knee limited future Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and 34th U.S. president to one season as Cadets halfback.
Omar Bradley, Army, 1913-14
Cadets center was Ike's right-hand man for Allied invasion of Europe and first chairman of joint chiefs of staff.
Stansfield Turner, Navy, 1944-45
Middies guard turned spy chief as Jimmy Carter's CIA director.