Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yale 1938-58 all-era team

During the week of each home football game, a Yale all-era team will be announced. It’s part of the Yale Bowl 100th anniversary celebration.


Below is the 1938-58 team, courtesy of Yale athletics…

Barzilauskas, Fritz '47m, G

Hometown: Waterbury, CT

6-1, 230

Notes:

- Transfer from Holy Cross

- Lettered for Yale in 1945 and 1946

- 1946 All-American

- Third overall pick in the 1947 NFL draft by the Boston Yanks

- Served in the Air force in WWII


Coker, Gene '58, FB

Hometown: Albany, Texas

6-0, 200


Notes:

- Had 110 of Yale's 225 rush yards in 21-7 win over Harvard as sophomore

- All-American and First-Team All-Ivy 1957

- Topped all Bulldogs in rush yards in 1957


Jackson, Levi '50, FB

Hometown: New Haven, CT

5-10, 188


Notes:

- Captain 1949

- First African American to play for Yale

- Leading Rusher for Yale in 1946, 1948, 1949

- 1946 All-American

- Also lettered in Basketball


Kroll, Alex '59, C

Hometown: Leechburg, PA

6-2, 218


Notes:

- Lettered at Yale in 1956

- Transferred to Rutgers

- All American in 1961

- Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997


Lopata, Paul '57e, E

Hometown: E. Vandergrift, PA

6-1, 202


Notes:

- All-American in 1956

- First team All-Ivy in 1957

- Drafted 93 overall by Washington in the 1957 NFL draft


Loucks, Dean '57, S

Hometown: White Plains, NY

6-1, 192


Notes:

- Led the Elis in total offense in 1954 with 556 yards

- Was the leading passer for Yale in 1954, 1955, 1956

- Coached at Fordham from 1972 - 1974


McGill, Denny '57e, HB

Hometown: North Bergen, NJ

5-10, 169


Notes:

- All-Ivy in 1955

- All-American in 1956

- Ran for 463 yards on 71 carries in 55

- Tied for total offense for the Elis in 55


Walker, Paul '46e, E

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

6-3, 208


Notes:

- First Team All-American in 1944

- Drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1945

- Played for the New York Giants in 1948

- Played basketball and baseball at Yale


Winterbauer, Dick '58, QB-P

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

6-1, 187


Notes:

-Averaged 43.1 yards per punt with a long of 63 yards in 1955

-Threw for 13 Touchdowns and 930 total yards in 1957

- First team All-Ivy 1957

- All-American in 1957

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could they leave out John Prchlik (5 yrs. Det. Lions) and Bill Shuler (2 yrs. NY Giants) from the post-war era? Also, what about Phil Tarasovic, hero of the '53 Princeton miracle victory, and captain and star player of the '55 team that beat Army 14-12? Finally Mike Owseichik, outstanding with Tarasovic in the '55 Army victory and captain of the '56 team that went 8-0-1, and an All-America nominee.

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