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Vernon J. 'Barney' Foltz

 

Vern Foltz

Date of Birth: August 27, 1918, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: December 31, 1947, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (29 years old)

Source:

The Pittsburgh Press - Published 01/02/48

Did you know?

He joined the Marines during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

Vernon Foltz ended his life with a .22 caliber rifle.  His death was officially recorded

as suicide by the Westmoreland County coroner.  He was found by his mother.  Suffering

from a wound in his head, he died several hours later in Westmoreland Hospital. Friends

believed that the one-time professional center might have been despondent about a

disastrous season at St. Vincent's.  He was an assistant coach with the team.

 

Teams: (Player)

1944 Washington Redskins (NFL)

1945 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)

Teams: (Coach)

1947 St. Vincent's College - Assistant Coach

College:

Penn State University, Syracuse University, St. Vincent's College