Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Vic Markov

Vic Markov

Details

  • Position: Tackle
  • School: Washington
  • High School: Chicago, IL (Lindblom HS)
  • Years: 1935-1937
  • Inducted: 1976
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth: Dec 28, 1915
  • Place of Death: Seatle, WA
  • Date of Death: Dec 07, 1998
  • Jersey Number: 65
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 220

Member Biography

Victor Markov was born in 1916 in Chicago of Croatian immigrant parents. He played football at Lindblom High School. Dr. Alfred Strauss, a Washington alumnus in Chicago, had recruited Vic's brother, Ted, for the school, and he recuited Vic. Ted lettered at Washington 1933-35, Vic lettered 1935-37, and made All-American tackle his last two years. He also was on the Washington wrestling team and the track team as a shot putter and discus thrower. He played with the Cleveland Rams 1938-39. He served with a tank batallion in World War II, and was decorated after the Battle of the Bulge with the bronze star and purple heart. He returned home to Seattle, set up a tire business and was a leader in Washington alumni affairs. He founded the Vic Markov Scholarship Fund. This awarded scholarships to University of Washington applicants. Markov died December 7, 1998 at the age of 82.