George Savitsky

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George Savitsky
No. 75
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1924-07-30)July 30, 1924
Place of birth: New York, New York
Date of death: September 4, 2012(2012-09-04) (aged 88)[1]
Place of death: Somers Point, New Jersey
Career information
College: Penn
NFL draft: 1947 / Round: 5 / Pick: 30
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 24
Games started: 0
Fumble recoveries: 2
Stats at NFL.com

George Michael Savitsky (July 30, 1924 – September 4, 2012) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at the University of Pennsylvania where he excelled as both an offensive and defensive tackle, and was a four-year All American. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Savitsky was drafted in the fifth round of the 1947 NFL Draft.

Savitsky was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991.

Savitsky is considered one of the best 2-way tackles in the history of college football. While at Penn, he helped to mentor future college All-American's Tony Minisi (¨Skippy¨), and pro football Hall Of Famer Chuck Bednarik. Due to the low pay scale in the NFL in the late 1940s, he retired from pro football to begin the rest of his life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savitsky, of Eagles' '48-'49 champs, dies at 88". Csnphilly.com. Retrieved 2012-09-06.