- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 18, 2023
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Greg Doviak was the quarterback who led the beginning of the “Diminick powerhouses” even though that ‘66 team did not win the championship. A late season loss to Shikellamy prevented that team form getting into the championship game; but their 10-1 record ushered in the beginning of an eight year reign where the Tornadoes were the most dominant football team in Eastern Pennsylvania.
In 1966, Greg had as fine a quarterback year as it is possible to have. He threw at least one touchdown pass in every game. In nine of the 11 games, his passing yardage exceeded 100 yards. Twice he threw more than four touchdown passes in a game. And against Bloomsburg he had a total offense contribution of 402 yards. All these are tornado records which still stand.
Greg ranks as the second leading passer in tornado football history. He threw 26 touchdown passes in 1966 alone.
Greg capped that fantastic season by being named first team All State quarterback by both the Associated Press and United Press International. He was nominated a member of the Big 33 Squad and represented the East Team as quarterback in that late summer game.
Greg attended Bucknell University from where he graduated in 1971. While with the Bisons he was a three letter winner, and part of the time shared quarterback duties with Sam Havrilak, who later played for the Baltimore Colts. Greg received his Masters Degree from Penn State in 1973.
He is married and has one daughter aged 10, and is expecting another child in July.