Sam Havrilak

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Sam Havrilak
No. 17, 80
Position: Defensive back / running back / wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-12-13) December 13, 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth: Monessen, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Bucknell
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 8 / Pick: 207
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts: 73
Rushing yards: 289
Receptions: 51
Receiving yards: 761
Touchdowns: 7
Games played: 75
Player stats at

Samuel Charles Havrilak (born December 13, 1947) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1969 to 1974. He attended Monessen High School near Pittsburgh. Havrilak earned a Super Bowl ring in January 1971 at Super Bowl V. Havrilak owns the distinction of being the first player in NFL history to complete a pass, catch a pass and take a handoff in a Super Bowl[citation needed].

College career[edit]

Sam Havrilak played college football at Bucknell University where he was named to the All-Pennsylvania Team and MVP of the Middle Atlantic Conference as a senior. Havrilak holds the Bucknell University record for total offense with 397 yards against Colgate in 1968. He was elected to the Bucknell Hall of Fame, Class of 1981.[1]

Professional career[edit]

His professional career was spent with both the Baltimore Colts, where he was drafted in the 8th round and played for 5 years. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 1974, where he finished his career.[2]

Sam Havrilak will be inducted into the Pennsylvania State Sports Hall of Fame in November 2012.

After football[edit]

Havrilak is currently a dentist who practices and resides in Baltimore County, Maryland.[3] Sam and his wife Terry have one son, Michael and a daughter-in-law, Maria del Mar Navarro, and a granddaughter Ana Sofía. Sam is an uncle of Maryland State Delegate Eric Bromwell.


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