Tuesday, September 15, 2015

George Svendsen

George Peter Svendsen

March 22, 1913
Minneapolis, MN

August 6, 1995
Minneapolis, MN

1929-30 Marshall High School - Minneapolis (High School)
1931-32 University of Minnesota (College)
1932-33 University of Minnesota (College)
1933-34 University of Minnesota (College)
1937-38 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1937-38 Antigo High School - Wisconsin (High School) - Head coach 
1937-38 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1938-39 Antigo High School - Wisconsin (High School) - Head coach
1939-40 Thorp Gamble All-Stars (NBL)

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Svendsen was a star player for the Green Bay Packers, playing five years for the team as a center. Svendsen was named to the NFL All-Thirties team. He only played four games of high school basketball before playing basketball and football at Minnesota. Some sources seem to claim he went to Oregon State, but nothing I can find to back that up. He played one year of professional basketball, for Oshkosh. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2 and served in the South Pacific, and after was assistant line coach for the Minnesota football team for 4 years in the late 40's. His brother, Bud, also played pro football. He worked for many years in the family electrical manufatcuring business. George Svendsen was married to Marian (1915-2011) and had two sons, Steve and Jeff.



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