After Penn’s T. Truxtun Hare was named a football All-American from 1897-1900, it took 47 years before an athlete accomplished the same feat.  George Savitsky was the player to follow Hare’s lead, as the received All-America accolades from 1944-1947 following his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

 

One of the Mungermen, Savitsky’s teams went 24-7-1 during his tenure, and the tackle and linebacker played in the East-West Shrine game a record three times.  Coach George Munger appointed him captain of the Michigan game (no captain was selected in 1944, and Munger selected a different captain each game), and Savitsky became the first freshman to captain the Quakers.

 

After graduation, Savitsky played tackle for the championship-winning Phildelphia Eagles in the 1948 and 1949 seasons.  In 1991, he was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.

 

Savitsky was also a shot putter on the track team and a manager for the Red and Blue basketball team.