Everett Strupper

Everett Strupper

George Everett "Stroop" Strupper, Jr. (July 26, 1896 - February 4, 1950) was an All-American football player. He played halfback for Georgia Tech from 1915 to 1917. Strupper overcame deafness resulting from a childhood illness and was selected as an All-American in 1917. During Strupper's three years playing for Georgia Tech, the team compiled a record of 24-0-2 and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 1,135 to 61. In Georgia Tech's record-setting 220-0 win over Cumberland College in 1916, Strupper scored eight touchdowns. Strupper was posthumously elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.

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