Skip Minisi was an All-American halfback with Pennsylvania’s undefeated football team of 1947, won varsity letters as a freshman, junior and senior, and played against his alma mater as a sophomore in 1945.

           

After his freshman year Minisi was drafted for military science, but was permitted to transfer to the Naval Academy.  He scored the winning touchdown with 24 seconds to play in the game in which Navy defeated the Quakers, 14-7.  With World War II over, Minisi transferred back to Pennsylvania to complete his college education.

           

Minisi rushed for 1,390 yards in his Pennsylvania career, and his 150 points scored is still the seventh highest career total in school history.  When Pennsylvania played the Naval Academy in 1946, Minisi scored two touchdowns for the Quakers in a 32-19 victory.

           

Sportswriter Jesse Abramson tabbed Minisi as the top wingback in the country as a senior and described him as “a polished all-around performer, a rapid runner, solid blocker, devastating southpaw passer, and safety man.”

           

Minisi served as a college football official for over 30 years, and was enshrined in the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1985.

           

He presently serves as a Trustee of the University and as a member of Penn’s Athletic Advisory Board.