Joseph Pezelski

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1938 graduate of Kulpmont High, where he starred in football, baseball, basketball, and track. Scored at least one touchdown in every game in which he played both his junior and senior years, while leading the Eastern Conference in scoring both sessions. His 1938 total of 133 pts. earned him the State Scoring Title. Capped an illustrious High School career by scoring 6 Td’s in Kulpmont’s 50-19 romp over Ferndale in the 1938 State Championship Game. Went on to Villanova U. where he starred at halfback and safety for 3 years until his athletic career was interrupted by WW II. After Military Service in the Pacific Theater, Joe signed with the Buffalo Bisons of the All-American League but an early injury ended his professional career. Became head basketball, and baseball coach at Mt. Carmel Catholic High in 1950-1951. Moved on to Kulpmont High and later Coal Twp. High where he served as an assistant football coach until the mid 1960’s.

Categories: 1979 Hall Of Fame