Bill Palese
Updated: Friday 02/18/1980 (ET)
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1931-33
Earned All-America honors in 1933 ... A native of Camden, N.Y. ... At 5'9'' and 165 pounds, he played tailback in the single-wing system ... During the 1931 game against Bridgewater, he scored six touchdowns for 36 points ... Scored the only touchdown on a 17-yard run in a 6-0 victory over Navy in 1932, which was said to be "one of the most sensational victories in history" ... Teammate and fellow All-American Hap Halligan called him "the outstanding player on the team - strong and rugged, a very good runner" ... Against Randolph-Macon, according to one reporter, Palese put on "one of the greatest exhibitions of broken-field running ever witnessed at Cary Field ... electrifying the crowd time after time."



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