Joe McCutcheon was one of the main cogs of Washington and Lee's great football teams of the late 1940's and early 1950's.
A three-year starter, McCutcheon helped the Generals set the standard in Split-T offense. He twice earned All-State honors and was a Second Team All-Southern Conference selection from his center position as a senior.
McCutcheon was a co-captain of the 1950 team that won the Southern Conference with a 5-0 record and advanced to the 1951 Gator Bowl. That remains W&L's only postseason bowl game in school history. The Generals finished the season with an 8-3 overall record.
The 1950 team proved virtually unstoppable on the ground, averaging 272.3 rushing yards and 28.9 points per game.
McCutcheon was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1951 NFL Draft and played briefly in the Canadian Football League after serving in the Army for a year.
He was also very active around campus, serving as President of the sophomore class and vice-president of Sigma Chi. He was also inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Kappa Psi.