Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

George Brooke

George Brooke

Details

  • Position: Fullback
  • School: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  • High School: Brookville, MD (Brookville HS)
  • Years: 1889-1895
  • Inducted: 1969
  • Place of Birth: Brookville, MD
  • Date of Birth: Jul 09, 1874
  • Place of Death: Tucson, AZ
  • Date of Death: Nov 16, 1938
  • Height: 5-9
  • Weight: 174

Member Biography

George Brooke played seven years of college football. He was a Swarthmore fullback in 1889-92 and played the same position at Pennsylvania in 1893-95. A two-time All-America selection, Brooke was described by Caspar Whitney as, "A very hard man to stop. He strikes the line with almost irresistible force." At Swarthmore he played on teams that compiled a 21-14 won-lost mark. When he moved on to Pennsylvania he was a member of three teams that won 38 of 41 games. Besides being a powerful runner, Brooke also did the kicking at Penn. He developed in his punting a long, low spiral that was hard for the receiver to return and easy for the ends to cover.