George Pfann
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Sport(s)Football, basketball, lacrosse
Biographical details
Born(1902-10-06)October 6, 1902
Marion, Ohio
DiedDecember 17, 1996(1996-12-17) (aged 90)
Ithaca, New York
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback (football)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1922
All-American, 1923
Rockne All-time All-America team
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1957 (profile)

George R. Pfann (October 6, 1902 – December 17, 1996) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Cornell University, where he never lost while starring as a quarterback, twice named an All-American.[1] Before graduating from Cornell in 1924, Pfann also played on the lacrosse and basketball teams, and was elected to the Sphinx Head Society. He then studied law at Cornell while serving as an assistant football coach and freshmen basketball coach. Pfann completed his law degree at Brasenose College, Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. From 1931 to 1935, Pfann was the head football coach at Swarthmore College, compiling a record of 8–26–1. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1957.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Swarthmore Garnet Tide (Independent) (1931–1935)
1931 Swarthmore 1–6
1932 Swarthmore 2–5
1933 Swarthmore 2–4–1
1934 Swarthmore 2–5
1935 Swarthmore 1–6
Swarthmore: 8–26–1
Total: 8–26–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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