Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Stan "Bags" Pennock

Stan "Bags" Pennock

Details

  • Position: Guard
  • School: Harvard
  • High School: Tarrytown, NY (Hackley School)
  • Years: 1912-1914
  • Inducted: 1954
  • Place of Birth: Syracuse, NY
  • Date of Birth: Jun 15, 1892
  • Place of Death: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Death: Nov 27, 1916
  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 193

Member Biography

Stan Pennock was an impressive human machine, perfectly schooled in the fundamentals of football. A 60-minute player, Pennock was everywhere on the field, joining fellow Hall of Famer "Tack" Hardwick in providing Harvard with one of the most aggressive defenses in Eastern football. During Pennock's career, the Crimson crew was invincible, demolishing rivals Princeton and Yale while marching unbeaten through 27 straight games. Only ties with Pennsylvania (13- 13) and Brown (0-0) marred an otherwise perfect record. The Crimson stood as national champions in each of Pennock's three seasons, out-scoring the competition, 588-61. It was the era of coach Percy Haughton at Harvard, an age of hard-hitting, blood-letting football that included every aggressive facet of the game. The 193-pound Pennock was a three-time All-America selection.