Thomas W. Revak
- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 20, 2023
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Tom Revak was a big, strong, fun loving kid who also happened to be a heckuva football player and an excellent student. If you figure that combination should add up to All-Ivy medical school you are right.
From 1953 through 1956 he was a fixture at tackle at Mt. Carmel High School. During that period he excelled at football, wrestling and track. He was an Honorable Mention All Stater in all three sports.
He became a 3 year starter at Cornell. During that period, in which he received All Ivy First Team Honors twice, the Big Red won the Ivy League championship and finished second once. Tommy then attended Magill University in Canada prior to matriculation at Cornell Medical School. While at Magill he started for two additional post-graduate years for the Magill football team.
Tom graduated from Cornell Medical School in 1967. He went into the service and served as a physician in the Green Berets during the Vietnam War. He also practiced medicine in Fort Hamilton, Ontario for a short period until his death in 1975.