Robert C. Veach

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Robert C. Veach is his name. But you could never call him anything but “Bob”. He belongs to that group of athletes who never quite got the recognition they deserve for any number of reasons. AS a result, the hall dof fame has not honored him as quickly as maybe it should have. But he belongs- You could look it up.

In three years of varsity competition at Mount Carmel, Bob scored 40 toushdowns and rushed for 2,138 yds. His senior year alone he gained 1,203 yrds. His career records of 3,372 All-Purpose yards ranks him fifth on the school’s all-time list. In 1968, he was All-State Honorable Metion both UPI and AP, and a finalist for the Big 33 Squad. A great Tornado squad won the Southern Division Championship and lostnarrowly to Blakely for the Eastern Division Championship. It wasn’t Bob’s fault that the Tornadoes also had a running back named Gary Diminick who was getting most of the headlines with his own brilliant performances.

From 1969 to 1973, he attended Susquehanna University. During that period, he established 15 career records, all of which still stand. His all-purpose running of 3,524 yards puts him way ahead of any other S.U. back in that category (more than Larry Erdman, more than Dick Purnell-more than anybody!).

Bobby’s other college awards:

1973- Clyde R. Spitzner Memorial Award as MVP

1972-All Lutheran College Honorable Mention

All-State First Team, Middle Atlantic Conference Co-Captain.

1971-Outstanding Offensive Player.

He topped it off by being inducted into Susquehanna’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Bob.

Categories: 1987 Hall of Fame