George Cheverko

About This Inductee

Hazleton, PA


George is believed to be the greatest athlete in HazeIton High history. He led the football -teams in scoring in 1937-38 and 39. He was all state in 1938 and in basketball earned all-state first team honors. George was recruited by Jim Crowley of Fordham in 1940. Fordham was then a football power and played in the Sugar Bowl. George was a member of that team. He went on to play pro baseball with the New Jersey Giants in the AAA International League and pro football in New York.