Andrew Victor

About This Inductee

Andrew Victor began his athletic career at Kingston High School, where he was a four-year participant in football, wrestling and track. He then went to Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School from 1939-1940. During his wrestling and baseball careers at Wyoming Seminary, Victor was the National Prep School Wrestling Champion at Lehigh University, the National AAU champion in Wrestling in Philadelphia, as well as the State YMCA Wrestling Champion. He was also chosen as the Outstanding Wrestler in the Frank Walp State Wrestling Tournament in Wilkes-Barre. From 1941-43, Victor went to the Citadel, the West Point of South Charleston, S.C., where he was a significant part of the football team..In 1942, he was elected to the All Southern Conference First Team in football and in 1943; he was elected to the All State Collegiate First Team in football in South Carolina. He was elected captain of the football team and was undefeated in collegiate boxing at Citadel. In 1943 Victor enlisted in the United States Army attaining the rank of Infantry Officer. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal for Bravery beyond the call of duty in combat. After the war ended, he was captain of the Infantry Division Football Team, Stuttgart, Germany in 1946. He was chosen on the Seventh Army All Star Team. During 1946-47 he attended Oklahoma City University and was chosen on the first team All State Collegiate Football Team in Oklahoma. He also was the highest scorer in football in the Nation, scoring 124 points. Chosen by the student body as the Outstanding Athlete at Oklahoma City University he received the Jack Dempsey Trophy and was also chosen to play in the Shrine Football Game in San Francisco on the All Western Collegiate Football Team. Victor received professional football contracts from the Detroit Lions and the New York Yankees professional football teams. Among his numerous awards are the following: 1947 – Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges – Oklahoma City University; 1951 – Yearbook dedicated to Captain Harry Williams and Lieutenant Andy Victor going back into the Army, (Korean War) – Kingston High School; 1977 – elected to Wyoming Seminary’s Hall of Fame of Outstanding Athletes; 1980 – elected president of the 100th Infantry Association from World War II. The Association has over five thousand members throughout the United States; 1984 – elected to the Citadel’s Sports Hall of Fame. Victor is married to the former Tatiana Sobolewski. They are the parents of a son Andrew Victor, Jr.