Al Blozis, who starred for Georgetown University's football team in the late 1930s and was killed in combat in World War II, was named to the College Football Hall of Fame yesterday.
Blozis, an offensive and defensive tackle on the unbeaten 1939 team and the 1941 Orange Bowl squad, will be honored at the National Football Foundation's annual dinner Dec. 9 in New York.
Oklahoma end Walter (Waddy) Young, who also was killed in World War II, and Columbia quarterback Paul Governali, who died in 1978, also were named to the Hall of Fame.
Blozis, who was 6 feet 6, 245 pounds, set five indoor bests and two outdoor world records in the shot put. He played football for the New York Giants and was named rookie of the year in 1942 and all-pro in 1943 before joining the Army.
He was commissioned a second lieutenant and shipped to France. He was killed two weeks later when serving as the leader of a patrol in the Vosges Mountains. He was 25.
Young was a member of Oklahoma's 1938 Orange Bowl team. He played pro football with the Brooklyn Dodgers then joined the Air Force. After bombing missions over Europe, he participated in a raid over Tokyo in his publicized B-29 nicknamed "Waddy's Wagon" and was killed at the age of 29.
Governali won the Maxwell Trophy in 1942 and was runner-up to Georgia's Frank Sinkwich for the Heisman Trophy. He played pro football with the Boston Yankees and New York Giants and was a professor of physical education at San Diego State when he died.