John P. Gorman

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Biographical details
Born(1897-03-10)March 10, 1897
Pompey, New York
DiedOctober 30, 1983(1983-10-30) (aged 86)
Neshanic, New Jersey
Alma materPrinceton University
Playing career
1922Princeton
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1930–1942Princeton (freshman)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
National championship (1922)

John Paul Gorman (March 10, 1897 – October 30, 1983) was a college football player and coach at Princeton University.

Playing career[edit]

Gorman running against Yale.

He was a prominent quarterback for the Princeton Tigers football team. He stood 5 feet 7 inches and weighed 154 pounds.[1]

1922[edit]

Gorman led the "Team of Destiny" which won a national title.[2]

1923[edit]

In a postseason contest of Princeton all-stars against southern champion Vanderbilt, Gorman scored his teams points in a 7 to 7 tie. Lynn Bomar got Vandy's touchdown.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

He coached the freshman team of his alma mater from 1930 to 1942.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jon Blackwell. "1922: The team of destiny".
  2. ^ a b "John Gorman, QB'd Tigers' "Team of Destiny"". Home News Tribune. November 2, 1983.
  3. ^ "Vandy Eleven Ties Ex-Tigers By 7 To 7 Score". Chicago Daily Tribune. December 9, 1923.
  4. ^ "Name Aides to Coach of Princeton Frosh". The Evening News. September 21, 1936. p. 15. Retrieved April 28, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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