From the Vault: Fall is Football

Three members of the 1948 Quaker football squad (left to right: Alex Jaffurs, W’52, quarterback; Don de Torre, W’50, tackle and co-captain; Allan Power, C’51, end) attempt to stay menacing during a team practice. Jaffurs received a scholarship to attend the Wharton School, play quarterback and participate on the Penn basketball team. After receiving a law degree from Yale University and serving in the U.S. Navy in the 1950s, Jaffurs settled in the Pittsburgh area at his own private practice. Over the course of his career, he was elected mayor of Wilkinsburg and served as Allegheny County solicitor and chief council of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. De Torre retired from American Metal Products Co. in 2005 as vice president. Under Coach George Munger, the ’48 team went 5-3. The season before, however, they went 7-0-1, including a Thanksgiving victory over Cornell 21-0, and finished No. 7 in the AP poll.

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