- Position: Quarterback
- School: Northern Illinois
- High School: Arlington Heights, IL (Arlington HS)
- Years: 1960-1963
- Inducted: 1999
- Place of Birth: Mt. Prospect, IL
- Date of Birth: Feb 08, 1942
- Jersey Number: 11
- Height: 6-1
- Weight: 178
Member BiographyGeorge Bork lettered four years at Northern Illinois
and was the starting quarterback the last three.
He threw for 60 touchdowns - 2 as a freshman, 4 as a
sophomore, 22 as a junior, 32 as a senior.
Coach Howard Fletcher installed a formation he called
"Shotgun Spread" and Bork was the star. Northern
Illinois was in the NCAA College Division. In 1962,
Bork led the nation in total offense and passing.
He completed 232 passes for 2,506 yards. He repeated
in 1963, with 244 completions for 3,077 yards. He was
the first man in college football history to pass for
3,000 yards in a season. In both 1962 and 1963 Bork
made Little All-America and was named Most Valuable
Player in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference. His career totals were 577 completions
and 6,782 yards. The Huskies' marching band, at a
1963 game, formed the letters B-O-R-K and played "You
Gotta Be A Football Hero." The school retired his
The Huskies went 8-2 in 1962. They were 10-0 in 1963,
including a 26-14 victory over Southwest Missouri in
the Mineral Water Bowl.
Top games for Bork: 7 touchdown passes against
Wisconsin-Whitewater, 43 passes completed against
Central Michigan, 445 yards against Whitewater, 389
against Winona--all in 1963.
Bork stood 6-1 in height, weighed 178, and came to
Northern Illinois from Mt. Prospect (Ill.) High School.
He played in 1964-67 with Montreal in the Canadian