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George McCaa

Sport:
Football (Inducted: 1985-86)

George McCaa

George McCaa was called "one of the greatest players who ever went on a football field," by his coach Bob Folwell. And with McCaa in the backfield, Lafayette forged a three-year record of 14-4-4 against the best competition in the country at the time.


Among his 36 touchdowns and 217 career points was a memorable run of "113 yards" in a 22-0 win over Swarthmore in 1909. "Coming from punt formation, McCaa started by using his own goal post to shield a defender and then weaved his way upfield," wrote respected Lafayette historian Francis March, who echoed Folwell by labeling McCaa as "the greatest of all Lafayette backs" in his book published in 1927. As a junior and senior, this Pittsburgh area native was personally chosen as a third-team All- American fullback by the legendary Walter Camp. And with good reason. He rocketed 56- and 43-yarders in the Leopards' 8-6 win over Brown in 1908. And in 1909, it is said that he almost single-handedly defeated Princeton, 6-0.

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