Bernie “Shorty” Rumberger

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Bernie started his football career playing for the Cardinal’s Little League, coached by Bob “Nanny” Miller in 1949 and was selected to the All Star Squad in 1950. He was also selected to play in the Piggy Back Bowl Game.

In 1951-52 he practiced with the freshman Football Squad which was coached by Walt Marshall.

In his freshman year at Coal Twp. He played varsity Football as a halfback. In his sophomore year he played varsity halfback.

In 1955 Bernie was a member of Southern Division Easter Conference Championship Team. He was selected to Associated Press First Team All-State, selected to United Press Second Team All-State selected Honorable Mention All-American, All United States Team, selected First Team All-Southern Division, All Keystone Conference.

In 1956 Bernie was selected United Press Honorable Mention All-State (Head coach, Jazz Diminick) and was co-captain of the football team.

He married the former Gayle Haddock and they have three children and two grandchildren. He is presently working as a foreman for Penn DOT.

Categories: 1984 Hall of Fame