Peter Pund

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Peter Pund
Peter Pund.jpg
Pund, "The Yellow Assassin", c. 1929
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets No. 15; 47; 71
Position Center
Class 1928
Major Textile engineering
Career history
Bowl games
High school Richmond Academy
Personal information
Date of birth (1907-01-27)January 27, 1907
Place of birth Augusta, Georgia
Date of death October 17, 1987(1987-10-17) (aged 80)
Place of death Darien, Connecticut
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1963)

Henry Rudolph "Peter" Pund (January 27, 1907 – October 17, 1987) was an American college football player. He was elected to the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1958, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1977, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963.[1][2][3][4] Pund was never penalized.[5] At Georgia Tech, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.[6]


A native of Augusta,[7] Pund was captain of the national champion 1928 Golden Tornado. "I sat at Grant Field and saw a magnificent Notre Dame team suddenly recoil before the furious pounding of one man–Pund, center," said legendary coach Knute Rockne. "Nobody could stop him. I counted 20 scoring plays that this man ruined."[2][8] After the 1929 Rose Bowl, Pund called "Wrong way" Roy Riegels "the best center I have played against all year. He's a battler, and he never quit."[9]

Pund died September 17, 1987, in Darien, Connecticut. He is interred at Magnolia Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.[10]


  1. ^ "Georgia Tech Hall of Fame". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry R. "Peter" Pund". Inductees. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Rhino Named to Hall of Fame". Tech Topics. Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Summer 2002. Archived from the original on 2007-08-04. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Randy Rhino to Enter College Football Hall of Fame". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. 2002-05-07. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Henry R. "Peter" Pund". Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ The Blueprint (Georgia Tech Yearbook), 1929.
  7. ^ "Atlanta and Environs". 
  8. ^ "Against All Odds". 
  9. ^ "The Rose Bowl". 
  10. ^ "Henry Rudolph "Peter The Great" Pund (1907 - 1987) - Find A Grave Memorial". 

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