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1952 Otterbein College vs. Hiram College Football Film

1952 Otterbein College vs. Hiram College Football Film

Otterbein University


Otterbein wearing dark jerseys and pants. Hiram wearing white helmets white pants.

Rosters in Tan & Cardinal wrap-up 10.02. 1952, pg. 3, and Columbus Dispatch game report, 09.28.1952. Also roster in game folder in archive.

Hiram coach Al Pesek (’49 – ’53, 16-31-2) was preceded at Hiram by Steve Belichick, father of legendary NFL coach Bill Belichick.

“Hiram is too big for my little boys to try and run through, and our passing hasn’t shown anything spectacular, so I guess we’ll have to try and run around them,” commented Coach Harry Ewing of Otterbein. (Columbus Dispatch, 9.26.1952)

References: Columbus Dispatch game preview, Friday, 09.26.1952; Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 09.21.1952

Archival Dispatch Articles can be accessed with a Columbus Metropolitan Library Card."