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.