- Position: Tackle
- School: Pennsylvania
- High School: Camden, NJ (Central HS)
- Years: 1944-1947
- Inducted: 1991
- Place of Birth: New York, N.Y.
- Date of Birth: Jul 30, 1924
- Place of Death: Somers Point, N.J.
- Date of Death: Sep 04, 2012
- Jersey Number: 5
- Height: 6-2
- Weight: 244
Member BiographyGeorge Savitsky was only a freshman tackle at Pennsylvania
when he made the All-America team of Newspaper Enterprise
Association (NEA) in 1944. He was a consensus choice,
making six All-America teams in 1945. The next two years he
was on the team named by the Football Writers Association.
This made him a four-time All-America, the first since 1901.
He played in the Shrine East-West Game as a freshman,
sophomore and senior. He is the only player ever chosen for
the game three times, and he was named to the all-time Shrine
team. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Medical
School and, as Dr. Savitsky, practiced oral surgery in Ocean
City, New Jersey, until he retired in 1990. But there is more
to the Savitsky story. He spent two years in the Marines
before he went to college, and he played one year with the
Philadelphia Eagles while attending medical school. His
college record shows more highlights. He was captain of the
Pennsylvania team for the game with Michigan in 1944 - while
only a freshman. In addition to football, he was a shot putter
on the track team, a member of the varsity wrestling team,
manager of the basketball team. He played the bass violin in
the student orchestra and acted in three plays.