Sam Havrilak
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-12-13) December 13, 1947 (age 73)
Place of birth: Monessen, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Bucknell
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 8 / Pick: 207
Debuted in 1969 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1974 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Super Bowl V Champion

Rushing attempts-yards     73-289
Receptions-yards     51-761
Touchdowns     7
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Samuel Charles Havrilak (born December 13, 1947 in Monessen, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played in the NFL from 1969 to 1974. He attended Monessen High School near Pittsburgh. Havrilak earned a Super Bowl ring in January 1971 at Super Bowl V. Havrilak owns the distinction of being the first player in NFL history to complete a pass, catch a pass and take a handoff in a Super Bowl[citation needed].

College career

Sam Havrilak played college football at Bucknell University where he was named to the All-Pennsylvania Team and MVP of the Middle Atlantic Conference as a senior. Havrilak holds the Bucknell University record for total offense with 397 yards against Colgate in 1968. He was elected to the Bucknell Hall of Fame, Class of 1981.[1]

Professional career

His professional career was spent with both the Baltimore Colts, where he was drafted in the 8th round and played for 5 years. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 1974, where he finished his career.[2]

Sam Havrilak will be inducted into the Pennsylvania State Sports Hall of Fame in November of 2012.

After football

Havrilak is currently a dentist who practices and resides in Baltimore County, Maryland.[3] Sam and his wife Terry have one son, Michael. Sam is an uncle of Maryland State Delegate Eric Bromwell.


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