Charles Trippi

1985, State Inductee
About This Inductee
  • Pittston High School-All-State in football
  • University of Georgia-halfback
  • All-American, won Sugar Bowl
  • 1946 won Maxwell and Walter Camp Trophies as college football’s MVP
  • Signed four-year professional contract with Chicago Cardinals
  • All Pro with Cardinals, 1947 led them to World Title his first season
  • 1959 inducted into Pro Football’s Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into PA Sports Hall of Fame in 1968


He and his wife, Nell, reside in Hazleton. They have two children, Lt. Gregory Saul, USN, and Mrs. Janet Curilla. Outstanding football star at Pittston, went on to continue his career at the University of Georgia. Was an All-American and won the Maxwell and Walter Camp Trophies in 1946 as college football’s Most Valuable Player. He was an All-Pro with the NFL Chicago Cardinals and in 1947 led them to the World Title in his first season.  A member of Pro Football’s Hall of Fame.