- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 15, 2023
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Dave Ficca was an outstanding athlete, who has become equally successful in the business world. As a standout in Football, Basketball, and Baseball he led the Mount Carmel Township Golden Bears during their most successful sports era. At Township, he was the second leading all-time season and career scoring leader.
Only Len Eshmont compiled greater statistics. He holds the record for the longest run from scrimmage; 71 yards against Steelton. The same year he compiled more than 400 yards total offense in a single game against Coal Township. He scored 3 TD’s and an extra point in a virtuoso performance.
As a three-year varsity halfback at Fordham University, he continued his winning ways. He as awarded the Madow Trophy for an outstanding game against NYU and also caught a pass that set up the winning score against Dan Francisco University. That team at San Francisco included more than a half dozen players who later starred in the NFM, most notably Olli Matson and Geno Marchetti.
He attended Law School at Georgetown University and George Washington University. He joined the Walter Kidde Company in 1967 as a staff counsel. In 1969 he was names a corporate secretary, in 1972 vice president, senior vice president in 1977 and executive vice president in 1982. He was named a director of the corporation in 1983.